Combine lush, shimmering vibrato with a smooth, clear overdrive tone and you’ve got a sound that has inspired both legendary guitarists and renowned amp designers. MAGMA57 brings the best of the Magnatone 200 Series amplifiers to your pedalboard—delivering everything from warm, jazzy clean tones to full-on swirling psychedelia.
MAGMA57 authentically recreates the pitch-bending vibrato effect built into the Magnatone Custom 260 and 280 models from the late 1950s. These top-of-the-range combos featured a unique two-stage vibrato circuit that offered true pitch modulation—unlike the volume-changing tremolo effect built into other amps. For many players it remains the benchmark for lush, organic vibrato.
Going beyond pure pitch modulation, MAGMA57 features two additional Blend modes to create a fascinating range of modulation flavors. When wet and dry signals are combined in-phase, MAGMA57 delivers the classic pseudo-rotary speaker phasing of another benchmark effect: the Univox Uni-Vibe. Summing these signals 180° out-of-phase generates both phasing and amplitude modulation, creating a stunning chorus-type effect unique to MAGMA57.
MAGMA57 ’s amp section is inspired by the Magnatone Model 213 ‘Troubadour’. A true hidden gem, this dual-6V6 combo expands on the blueprint of the Tweed Deluxe by gently reining in the low end and adding a unique semi-passive, semi-active tone control. The result is an amp that delivers the raw, organic overdrive of the Deluxe, but with a tighter low end that retains definition when pushed hard.
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