MATCHLESS AVALON 30
RRP: $4,299 | guitarfactory.net
The Avalon utilises an innovative new hybrid construction method which combines point-to-point wiring, circuit tracing and turret style construction. All parts – including the transformers – are identical to the ones that go into traditional Matchless amps and are hand-wired in Los Angeles. The result is an amplifier that produces crystal clear, dynamic and three-dimensional tones that are unique to Matchless at a lower price point. The Avalon features 30 watts of power (switchable to 15), one channel, four EL84 power tubes, three 12AX7 preamp tubes and a 5AR4 rectifier tube. You can choose between Hi and Lo inputs with a switchable impedance (4, 8, 16 ohms).