Magnatone Guitars!

New for Fall 2013, a complete guide to Magnatone guitars and the stories behind them!

1938-1960 Steel Guitars

1956-1963 Bigsby/Barth Era

1964-1966 Starstream Era


Starlite 411

Years 1964-1966
Channels one
Power 6GW8 (single ended)
Power Bias cathode
Preamp 6AV6
Tremolo 6GW8 (triode)
Speaker 8" 3.2ohm
Rectifier solid state
Output Trans7.2K:3.2ohm
Output 15 watts peak
Weight 15 lbs.
Demensions 19"x16"x7.5"
List Price $79.95 (1964)
List Price $59.95 (1966)

The 411 is small economy amplifier. There is a single volume control, a tone control, and a tremolo intensity control (no speed control).

The triode section of the 6GW8 is used as the oscillator for the tremolo.

The early amps had gold control panels, but this was changed to black in 1965. In 1966, the 411 became the 412. This model was much more popular, in terms of orders from distributors and dealers, that any of the other Starlite amps.

With the 412 designation, the cabinet and the faceplate where remodeled.

Schematic (special thanks to Chris Wilford for submitting this schematic).




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