SOLD - Matchless Lightning 1994 Small Box Sampson Era

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Here is another Sampson Era Matchless Lightning!  Same description as the other because they are equally awesome!

Amp collectors get a chance to affordably add a Matchless amp from the company's most sought after period when considering the Lightning models, while filling the unique EL-84 sound niche.

This early "small box" amp sounds amazing and offers simple control over tone and gain.  It is built like a freight train, every solder is original throughout the circuit, it works perfectly, and is nearly free of wear thanks to the included cover..

Finding early pieces like this is a collector's dream.  Lightnings in particular seem undervalued as compared to others in the line -- perhaps this is a good time to buy!


  • Case: Mesa Boogie soft cover, covers the full cabinet
  • Dimensions: 18x18x9.5
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Watts: 15
  • Date: On transformer, 8/2/94
  • Speaker: Original Matchless labeled Celestion
  • Extension speaker output: Yes
  • Line output: Yes
  • FX Loop: No
  • Effects: None
  • Rectifier Tube: 5AR4
  • Power tubes: (2) EL84
  • Preamp tubes: (3) 12AX7
  • Pedal: No
  • Tolex/covering: Original Red
  • Grille: orig. 
  • Knobs: Orig
  • Handle: Original
  • Power cable: Detachable

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