SOLD - Matchless S/C-30 SC-30 1x12 Combo 1992 Early Mark Sampson Era Amplifier

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Call 530-570-1525 or email to sell your vintage guitar amp, guitar, bass, amplifier, etc - one piece or a collection!  We are always ready to buy instruments, amps and effects from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Marshall, Vox and just about anything else related to musical instruments.   You can also click here for more info on selling us vintage instruments, amps, parts, etc.  

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There simply is nothing like a Matchless from this period.  Nothing roars like these amps, and nothing is built like them either.  This is the way to get Vox tones from a reliable workhorse that won't fight you.

This amp is all original with the exception of the master volume pull-pot.  I changed it out because the original had a portion of the wiper that wasn't making contact, so it wouldn't pass signal at low volumes.  The original pot is included.  No new wiring was added.  Many chassis from this era have been re-housed, and some have more recent chassis hidden in older cabinets to try to disguise them as early to mid 90s amps.  The serial numbers match on the head and cab and the transformers date to 1992.

These amps are already legendary.  Over the years they will prove to be a great place to park your money while they mow you down with killer tone.

The amp will ship in two boxes with the chassis separated from the cabinet.  Be prepared for some assembly on arrival.  It isn't difficult, and we'll help, but the chassis is heavy so there is a little wrestling involved for a few minutes as it all comes together.

Shipping policy:

Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Case/Cover?: No
  • Color: Grey
  • Dimensions: 20.5" x 20.5" x 10.5"
  • Weight: 58 lbs
  • Watts: 15 / 30 Watts Switchable
  • Date: 1992
  • Speaker 1 Brand/Model: Matchless Celestion 
  • Speaker 1 Size: 12"
  • Speaker 1 Code: 198F 390 5/05
  • Speaker 1 Cone: Original
  • Power Transformer brand and/or codes: N/A
  • Output Transformer brand and/or codes: 9 30-92
  • Choke Transformer brand and/or codes: WTI 9355
  • Extension Speaker Out? Yes
  • FX Loop?: No
  • Reverb or other effects?: 
  • Rectifier Tube: 2 x 5AR4
  • Rectifier Tube Brand: JJ
  • Power tubes: 4 x EL84
  • Power Tube Brand: EHX
  • Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Preamp Tube Brand: EHX
  • Filter Caps: Original
  • Pedal?: No
  • Pots, codes: 1 Replaced
  • Tolex:  Original
  • Grille: Original
  • Knobs: Original
  • Handle: Original
  • Power cord: Included
  • Notes: 

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