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  • 2024 Matchless Chieftain 40W Head + ESD212 Cabinet Purple / Gold


    The full package! Get a Matchless Chieftain 40W Head and an ESD212 Cabinet with matching custom colors. 

    The Chieftain preamp utilizes two 12AX7’s for its interactive tone and two 12AX7’s for the reverb circuits. This highly flexible preamp circuit is enhanced by a very active mid control. The preamp section is coupled to a pair of EL34’s power tubes via a 12AX7 phase inverter for tremendous power reserve. The 40 watt Chieftain employs a tube powered spring reverb and a broad array of tone control knobs. The classic range of bass, mid, treble, brilliance and reverb controls provides quick access and visual confirmation of 5 tube based tone shaping parameters. Exceptionally loud sound pressure levels can be attained with no appreciable loss of tone. The Chieftain will support almost any playing style and is considered an excellent all-purpose amplifier.

    Matchless speakers are modified in-house to produce their signature tone. Each cabinet is voiced to produce the best possible tone for the size and power rating of the unit. They use the best available 11 ply Baltic birch wood and the toughest grade vinyl. Baffle designs are optimally tuned to produce maximum clean headroom and smooth overdrive. This head and cabinet has been customized with a Purple cabinet, a Gold grill, and Gold piping.

    Ch1. Controls

    Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, Reverb


    Effects Loop, Reverb


    3 Position Rotary Impedance

    Power Tubes

    2 X EL34

    Preamp Tubes

    5 x 12AX7


    1 x 5AR4

    Speaker Outs

    Switchable Impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ω