The Lightning by Matchless Amplifiers is a single-channel 15 Watts guitar amp with 2 x EL84 power tubes and 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes.

The sound of the Lightning is that very classic EL84 “British Sound”. Much more scooped in the midrange than the Spitfire and Nighthawk, you will quickly see how well it sits in the mix against other instruments. Its clarity and voicing will slice through everything, making you very present.

Actual tonal possibilities are very extensive and it produces loud output volumes not normally associated with a 15 watt rating.

The Pro-grade single channel preamp with its interactive tone controls is coupled to a serious dual-EL84 power section with a tube rectifier. All models have active EQ to attain an excellent array of complex tones. User controls include Volume, Interactive Bass & Treble, and Master Volume.

  •  15 Watts
  •  1
  •  Volume, Interactive Bass, Treble, Master Volume
  •  2 x EL84
  •  3 x 12AX7
  •  1 x 5AR4
  •  Dual Inputs
  •  One 4 and one 8 Ohm out
  •  35 lbs.
  •  7.25 x 18 x 8.25

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