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 441, 441A, 442

Years 1965-1966
Channels one
Power 2x 7189A
Power Bias fixed bias
Phase Inverter 12AU7A
Preamp 7025
Speaker 15" 16ohm
Rectifier solid state
Output Trans10K:16ohm
Output 20 watts RMS
List Price $199.95

The 441 is the bass amp of the Starlite series amplifiers. The 441 has only volume and tone controls. While it lacks the vibrato and tremolo of the 431, the 441 uses a high B+ supply voltage (410V) and the higher quality 7189A output tubes and an output transformer from the Custom Series.

The 441A had a identical circuit to the early M7 circuit. This was basically a M7 in a smaller package.

The 442 (pictured above) was similar, if not the same circuit as the 441. The early amps had gold control panels, but this was changed to black in 1965. In 1966, the 441 became the 442.




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