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Magnatone Student Amplifier by Magna Electronics Co

Sold ! This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-01-31)
Price : US $222.50



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Magnatone Student Amplifier by Magna Electronics Company MOTS

Well, here I am clearing off the project shelf and I found this little Magna Hawaiian Amp called the ''Student''. I remember buying it a couple of years ago because of it's remarkably clean condition and because it looks so cute and friendly. Upon testing it I found it would not power up. Subsequent investigation determined that the problem was the power switch which is one of those units from that era which piggybacks on the Volume pot and is supposed to click on when you turn the volume knob. I sprayed it generously with DeoxIt Gold contact cleaner and exercised it a bit and sure enough the amp powered right up and sounded great. The amp has a pleasant full tone and did not exhibit any typical age symptoms such as bad humming, crackling or motorboating. I used it as a bedroom/practice amp for awhile because it does have a really nice tone while putting out painlessly modest volume. Eventually it went back on the amp shelf - until now. So I tested it now to make sure it still works and once again no power. I'm sure that repeating the spray and exercising routine will bring it back to life, but I hesitate to replace the switch/pot with non-original parts so I will leave that decision up to you. The Amp chassis looks great with only the slightest evidence of use. It shows a model number of M-199-3J. I would guess the power cord was replaced at some point because the one present now is pliable and in good shape. I'm not sure but maybe a couple of caps may have been replaced at some time, maybe not, see pics. The tubes are a Tung Sol 5Y3GT rectifier with the number 322425-3 printed


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