$ 499.99 $ 649.99
Great power and features for small- and medium-sized gigs.
The ACS Live takes the acoustic stage amp to new levels of sound quality and creative versatility. Incorporating BOSS’s latest advancements in amplifier research, this compact powerhouse produces rich, vibrant sound with unmatched punch and clarity. Independent channels are provided for acoustic guitar and vocal, and each is equipped with discrete analog input circuits and three-band EQ for studio-quality sound. And with additional features such as Acoustic Resonance, looping, automatic vocal harmonies, effects, and much more, the ACS Live gives acoustic musicians everything they need to deliver inspiring and impactful live performances.
Natural Sound with Power, Definition and Presence
Amplifying your acoustic guitar with the ACS Live is a truly inspiring experience. BOSS engineers worked tirelessly to accurately reproduce the instrument’s fast transient response and natural, three-dimensional feel, and each amplifier element was carefully developed to achieve this. A powerful bi-amp design with extended peak power delivers tight, high-definition sound with ultra-clean broadband frequency response. The custom woofer and dome tweeter feature innovative materials and precision design points that work together to fill the stage with rich, naturally diffused sound. Other fine details include a unique cabinet construction method that eliminates unwanted resonances, and an integrated tilt-back design for maximum projection.
Guitar Channel with Acoustic Resonance
The ACS Live’s guitar channel features a discrete analog input circuit that provides ample headroom for the quick attack and wide dynamic range of the acoustic guitar. Also included is BOSS’s Acoustic Resonance, which employs advanced processing to eliminate the hard, sterile sound produced by the piezo pickups in most stage guitars. This powerful feature not only enhances the character of your pickup, but also restores the complex natural resonances that are so often lost when amplifying your acoustic. The channel provides a three-band EQ as well, plus a phase switch and notch control for keeping feedback issues at bay. Two types of chorus effects and a guitar-optimized reverb are also on hand to add a finishing touch to your sound.
Mic Channel for Vocals and More
The ACS Live also includes a dedicated mic channel, giving singing guitarists a compact, all-in-one amplification solution. A discrete analog input circuit delivers full, clear sound, and phantom power is on tap for using studio-grade condenser microphones. There’s also a three-band EQ, phase switch, and anti-feedback notch control, plus top-quality delay/echo and reverb effects to enrich your vocal sound. If you’re using the ACS Live for guitar only, this channel can alternately be used to mic up your acoustic. For players that use advanced setups, it also works great for blending another amplification source installed in the guitar, such as a second pickup or an internal mic.
Automatic Vocal Harmonies and Looping
A standout feature of the ACS Live is its vocal harmony function, which creates live harmonies as you sing and play guitar. It all happens automatically, so there’s no complicated setup needed. Your chord progressions are analyzed in real time, generating impressive harmonies perfectly tuned to the key of your song. And if you modulate to a new key, the intelligent processing follows along smoothly and accurately. Two different harmony types are available, plus a unison setting that doubles your voice for more impact. The amp’s built-in looper provides even more creative fun, allowing you to build live backing with guitar, vocals, effects, and more.
Advanced Connectivity and Control
The ACS Live’s rear panel is well stocked for your interfacing needs. Dual DI/Line outputs are provided on XLR connectors, and each features a versatile mode switch for outputting both channels mixed together, or individual channels direct or post-effects. There’s also an aux input with level control, perfect for playing backing music from your mobile device. A USB jack offers a direct computer connection to a DAW, while the Rec/Phones jack provides a standard 1/4-in. stereo connection for quiet practice sessions or recording to portable devices. Numerous jacks are also available for controlling the harmony function, looper, effects and more via optional footswitches.
$ 2,799.00 $ 4,000.00
The 4 bridgeable inputs and 2 volumes, bright and normal, provide wide tonal versatility. The master volume and classic British 4 band tone stack deliver classic ’70s crunch tone at any volume. Add in your favorite effects with the all tube buffered effects loop to expand the possibilities even further. All this with Magnatone’s exclusive Varistor Pitch Shifting Vibrato. If there ever was a “Super-Vibe” this is it.
Available in the standard black and silver cosmetic or the Limited Edition Cream “Perfectumundo” cosmetics.
So side by side, how are the MK I and MK II different?
VIBRATO DRIVE CIRCUITRY: The MK I drive circuitry is all tube. The MK II is an updated SS circuitry.
RECTIFIER: The MK I uses the GZ34 rectifier, while the MK II employs a diode rectifier.
VIBRATO EFFECT: The MK I has two-stage Vibrato, the traditional Magnatone effect. The MK II has single stage vibrato for a deeper effect. And bridged, the MK II gives you a univibe sound.
INPUTS: The MK I is classic Magnatone, with has both normal and vibrato channels. The MK II has four bridgeable inputs and two volumes, and includes bass and treble inputs. Bridging the inputs blends the tonalities for more customization. And, vibrato is in both channels.
$ 2,699.00 $ 3,778.00
This is the Magnatone Panoramic Stereo, a 12 watt ton of fun in a convenient 2x10” package, all wrapped in brown and gold cosmetics! This amp is powered by four EL84s, and features Magnatones exclusive varistor pitch shifting vibrato for some real funky psychedelic swirls, right out of your amp. The vibrato is also switchable to traditional tremolo, should you want to go that route.
Silvertone was the brand name that Sears was using for all of their musically related products in the 1960s including guitars, amplifiers, radios, record players and more. Sears would contract with another manufacturer to make products that they could then sell through their popular catalog. The Silvertone amplifiers manufactured by Danelectro in the mid-1960s have become the most popular among guitar players for their great tube tone and Cold War-era styling.
The 1481, 1482, 1483, 1484 and 1485 amplifiers were made with particle board cabinets and thin, bent aluminum chassis sometimes incorporating blocks of wood but that's where the cheap parts end. Sears was sourcing tubes from RCA and rebranding them with their Silvertone name. The 1484 and 1485 both come with the ever so desirable RCA manufactured 6L6GC power tubes.
The daddy of the whole series is the 1485 which features six 10" Jensen speakers and produces about 120 watts! This amp can also be a bit difficult to find. It came with a matched quad of 6l6 power tubes to make all that power. It also had two channels, that goofy reverb and the luscious tremolo with footswitch. The 1485 doesn't really have a Fender equivalent which made it pretty unique in the 1960s.
These amps are known and revered for their unique tone as well as the mild-to-wild overdrive. You can go from a light drive to full blown rock and roll with the slightest change of attack on the strings.
This amp head appears to be all original with the exception of the power cord, which has been replaced with a grounded power cord. All in all, this amp head is in 'Excellent' condition.
The Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Guitar Amplifier Head brings together big tone and the utmost in versatility thanks to a Multi-Watt 50/150W selectable power modes, fixed bias control, and eight total amp voicing modes usable across the head's three total channels. Going all over the place from Pushed Clean to Vintage High Gain to straight-up Raw, conjuring three completely unique modes and serving them up at your beck and call via footswitch is just a few knob twists away.