Introducing | Matchless Amplifiers

Point-to-point and Hand-wired Since 1989!

Founded by Mark Sampson and partners Rick Perotta, Steve Goodale, and Chris Perrotta, Matchless Amplifiers began as many brands do: at a kitchen table. Fast-forward over 30 years and their hand-wired, point-to-point amplifiers are some of the most sought-after in the industry, known for their durability, versatility, and of course, incredible tone. 

Matchless Laurel Canyon 20W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Laurel Canyon 20W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Laurel Canyon 20W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Laurel Canyon 20W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads

Matchless Laurel Canyon 20W Head Black

$2,350.00
For the Laurel Canyon, we developed a more compact cabinet in consideration of the needs of the on the go musician desiring more portability. We tested several different cabinet sizes until we found the one that hit the sweet spot between portability and ability to showcase the tonal range of the Laurel Canyon to the fullest. Controls are Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Master Volume.

Powered by one 5AR4 rectifier tube, 2 x 6V6s and driven by three 12AX7s. The combination creates an unbelievably robust sound.

The optional reverb is powered by two 12AX7/ECC83’s and drives through a 2 spring reverb tank. The reverb signal is also parallel to the input signal so there is no loss in tone or power when it’s turned up.

The speaker outs are comprised of a single 4 Ohm out and an 8 Ohm out, which can only be used individually one at a time.

The standard effects loop is a ¼” send and ¼” return non buffered loop. Only time based effects are recommended such as reverb pedals, delays, chorus, etc. Boost and gain pedals are recommended to be placed in front of the amp to avoid clipping the phase inverter.

Like all of the other Matchless amplifiers, the Laurel Canyon is meticulously handcrafted to military-like specifications from start to finish. From the rugged steel chassis to the military spec. parts to the heavy Baltic birch cabinet, only the best materials are used.

The Laurel Canyon is ideal for professional studio work, playing in venues both large and small, and for home practice.

A versatile rock amp, the Laurel Canyon packs a mighty punch. From clean and punchy rhythm to sizzling leads, the Laurel Canyon delivers substantial sound in a more portable package.

Ch1. Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Master
Features: Effects loop, Speaker out
Power Tubes: 2 X 6V6
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4
Speaker Outs: 4 Ohm and 8 Ohm Speaker Out
Dimensions: 18"(w) x 7.25"(h) x 8.25"(d)
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We’re proud to finally feature this legendary name alongside our complete collection of amplification from the world’s foremost manufacturers. For a compact combo, shop the brand’s first 6V6, the Laurel Canyon 20-watt. Or, for a half-sized head, try the new HC-15, a downsized version of the popular C-30. And for extra power, plug in a Chieftain 40-watt head or full 1X12 combo, now available at the Chicago Music Exchange!

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Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 1x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 1x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 1x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 1x12

Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 1x12" Combo Black

$3,181.00
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. Additional features include an effects loop and a switchable output impedance (4, 8, 16 ohms).

All of this is encased in an extremely sturdy hand-made 11-ply, 3/4” Baltic birch cabinet, wrapped in richly textured black vinyl.  The finishing touch is our signature backlit nameplate and control panel, which lets you (and the audience) know when the power is on.

The Chieftain will support almost any playing style and is considered an excellent all-purpose amplifier.

Ch1. Controls: Volume, Bass, Mid, Treble, Brilliance, Master Volume, Reverb
Features: Effects Loop, Reverb is standard
Switches: 3 Position Rotary Impedance
Power Tubes: 2 X EL34
Preamp Tubes: 5 x 12AX7
Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4
Speaker Outs: 4, 8, & 16 Ohms
Dimensions: 21.5"(w) x 21"(h) x 10.5"(d)
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Find your tone match with Matchless Amps today! Contact us and we can help find the perfect amplifier to add to your collection!

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Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 2x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 2x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 2x12
Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 2x12

Matchless Chieftan Reverb 40W 2x12" Combo Sparkle Cream w/ Gold Grill

$3,586.00
Matchless Lightning 15W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Lightning 15W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Lightning 15W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Lightning 15W Head Black Amps / Guitar Heads

Matchless Lightning 15W Head Black

$2,197.00
Matchless Cobra 30-Watt Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Cobra 30-Watt Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Cobra 30-Watt Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Matchless Cobra 30-Watt Head Amps / Guitar Heads

Matchless Cobra 30-Watt Head

$2,795.00
Matchless HC-30 30W Head Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Matchless HC-30 30W Head Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Matchless HC-30 30W Head Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Matchless HC-30 30W Head Black Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Matchless HC-30 30W Head Black

$3,124.00

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