Matchless CH-112 Chieftain
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Matchless CH-112 Chieftain

CH-112 Chieftain, Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Matchless.

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iamqman 31/01/2012

Matchless CH-112 Chieftain: Produktbewertung von iamqman (content in English)

"What a clean tone"
5

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Matchless is really known for their lead and brilliant sounding combo amplifiers and head amplifier's. They have a really good niche in the market for the clean tones with their boutique application and build standards. Many other amplifiers are very expensive but they also have a fantastic sound for people wanting a very accomplished and military built style amplifier. This is a one channel 40 W amplifier doesn't have a whole other features but it does pack quite a nice sparkling tone.

UTILIZATION

Power: 40 Watts
Channels: One Channel
Controls Ch.1: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, Reverb
Power Tubes: 2 x EL34
Preamp Tubes: 5 x 12AX7
Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
Features: Effects Loop, Reverb is Standard
Effects: Standard Reverb
Speaker Output: 4, 8, and 16 Ohm Outs
Weight: 50 lbs.
Dimensions: Dimensions: 9.5 (H) x 21.5 (L)x 10.5 (W)
CH-112: 112 Combo
Weight: 71 lbs.
Dimensions: 21 x 21.5 x 10.5

SOUNDS

This amplifier is built from a one channel design so your not to get a whole lot of features involved. This isn't EL 34 based power tube section with a load of preamp tubes and one rectifier tube. You have a nice effects loop with an reverb built into the unit as well. This amplifier is not going to give you a load of distortion like you would find in a Mesa boogie amplifier or you're going to get in decent overdrive and most importantly it's very usable and sparkly clean tone. Overall this is a great sounding amplifier and match for this one of those companies that really builds high-quality units I can stand up use of touring and road worth the readiness.

OVERALL OPINION

These amplifiers are priced new riding around $2600 which in my opinion is a lot of money for a single channel amplifier. However this amplifier will get you a great sounding tone and a lot better sound than you would have of most Fender amplifiers. Overall this is a great sounding combo with matchless Celestion speaker. If you need a good combo that's a boutique combo that has a load of sound and tone than this is the way to go.