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Magnatone Introduces the Varsity Reverb Amplifier

ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Magnatone today announced the new Varsity Reverb amplifier. The Varsity is quickly becoming a favorite amplifier for gigging guitarists (ask Jeff Beck about his). Now there's an even more versatile option – The Varsity Reverb. Same specs and great tone. As with all Magnatone amps, the Varsity Reverb is made with all American parts and true point-to-point wiring.  

"The Varsity was designed to deliver that classic, all-American tone in studio with rich harmonics, amazing headroom with touch-sensitivity to die for," said Magnatone Founder and President, Ted Kornblum. "The new Varsity Reverb provides more range and options, and has the muscle to accompany artists on-stage." 

The Varsity Reverb is a push-pull 15 watt amplifier powered by two EL84 power tubes and has traditional Magnatone vintage brown and gold cosmetics. This popular tube amplifier is bright and lively, full of color and harmonics. The dual 12AX7s in the preamp provide a classic American tone. Combined with tube-driven full length Accutronics spring reverb, the Varsity Reverb delivers a sound much bigger than the power rating. The new Varsity Reverb is also foot-switch compatible, so you can control the negative feedback feature by pedal as well as on/off reverb. 

"We are excited to see artists using our amplifiers in live performances, including David Crosby who is using the Varsity Reverb on tour now in support of his new album, Lighthouse," said Kornblum.  

The Varsity Reverb, part of Magnatone's Traditional Collection, was previewed at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show in January 2017 and is now available from retailers worldwide. To learn more about the Varsity Reverb and Magnatone's full range of professional amplifiers, featuring Magatone's true pitch shifting vibrato available in mono or stereo, please visit magnatoneusa.com

About Magnatone 

Magnatone is a privately-held, St. Louis-based manufacturer of professional amplifiers made with all-American parts and labor. The company's line amplifiers, featuring Magatone's true pitch shifting vibrato is available in mono or stereo, can trace its on-stage lineage to the very origins of rock. The complete line of Magnatone amplifiers incorporates the same vibrato circuitry first patented in 1957 — with silicon carbide varistors and vacuum tubes — to achieve the "True Dimensional Sound" for which Magnatone is famous.  

The Magnatone team combines R&D, artist input, craftsmanship and rugged testing to produce a line of American-made amplifiers that are unmatched in their blend of rich history and modern engineering. 

Magnatone was established in Los Angeles, California in 1937 and manufactured a diverse range of vacuum-based music products until closing in 1969.  The company was relaunched in 2013 and sells its American-made amplifiers worldwide. The Magnatone brand is proudly celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017.  


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Media Contact: David Lowey, Magnatone, 314-301-8350, david@magnatoneusa.com

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