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Matchless Clubman 35 Guitar Amplifier - USED  From Other

Bold boutique 35 watt amp w/slick light-up features


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What We Think

What came before Bad Cat? Matchless! This Clubman is a perfect example of why Matchless continues to be one of the best boutique amps on the market. Finding a near mint condition Matchless amp head at a store is rare. Let me tell you about my findings in the world of tone-

The high gain input sounds best with single coil pickups. any strat or tele style guitars just shine with this input. There's a good amount of clean headroom, but as someone who loves a bit o' grit, dialing the gain to about half way for a touch of drive was perfect! This is the type of amp that takes very well to dynamics. light touch for cleans and dig in for the dirt!

The low gain input is for LPs. Well, not just LPs, but that's my preference for a low gain input. Just perfect for a thick single-cut guitar with humbuckers. On many master volume amps with a low gain input, I find there to be a lack of definition, mostly in the lower gain settings. Not the case with this amp! Amazingly clear without any mud. Especially clear when boosting the brilliance and treble a bit more.

I like it through a 2x12 cab. Should sound great through a variety of cabs though. Call or Email Sound Pure to find out if this is the boutique amp you've been dreaming of!




Manufacturer's Description from Other

The 35 watt Clubman offers pleasingly complex tones due to its unique, custom pentode preamp section based on two 12AX7s and one EF86 tube. Controls include Volume, Bass, Treble, Brilliance, and Master Volume. Optional Reverb makes this amp truly versatile. A pair of EL34 tubes make up the power section. An effects loop simplifies performance set-up. You will instantly notice why this work-horse is the top choice of pro touring Blues, Jazz and Rock artists around the world including Robert Cray.

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Power: 35 Watts
Channels: One Channel
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, Reverb
Switches: Hi-lo Inputs, 3 Position Rotary Impedance, 6 Position Rotary Tone
Power Tubes: 2 x EL34
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7, 1 x EF86
Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4
Features: Optional Reverb, Effects Loop
Speaker Output: Switchable Impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms
Weight: 46 lbs.
Dimensions: 9.5 (H)x 21.5 (L)x 10.5 (W)