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2022 Matchless Coldwater Canyon 20 Watt Boutique High Gain Tube Amp Head, 6V6


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Up for sale, a 2022 Matchless Coldwater Canyon 20 watt tube amp head in near-mint condition and in perfect working order. One of the very first examples of this uncommon model, this Matchless features hand-wired, point-to-point build techniques and premium componentry throughout.

With a West Coast-flavored output section, a departure from Matchless' go-to EL84s, the dual 6V6 powered Coldwater Canyon is a welcome sonic departure for Matchless. And yet the output section is wired Class A for maximum dynamics and articulation. With a cascading gain structure, the preamp of the Coldwater Canyon offers a hot signal that can range from sizzling overdrive to heavy, over-the-top distortion.

A single channel affair, controls include Volume, Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Master knobs. The back panel offers a three-way rotary ohm selector, dual speaker outs and an effects loop send/return. The tube complement includes matching JJ valves, consisting of a pair of 6V6 power tubes, a GZ34S rectifier, and a trio of ECC83/12AX7s. Inside the cabinet, the tube chart is dated 11/04/22.

Cosmetic touches include a backlit faceplate, black tolex, silver piping, cream chicken head knobs, and a premium leather handle. There's barely a mark on the enclosure.

A slip cover is included.