Matchless Chieftan Tube Set
The Matchless Chieftan Tube Set consists of 5 x 12AX7, 2 EL34 Power tubes (Matched Pair) and 1 5AR4/GZ34 Rectifier.
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). Sound on the 212 Combo is delivered through two Celestion speakers: a G12H and a Greenback 25, each specially modified to a proprietary MATCHLESS formula.