2002 Matchless – HC 30 – ID 2781
Phil Jamison era amp, with signed transformer.
Phil Jamison was an employee from 1992 to 1997, taking over the company after it went bankrupt in the late 1990s.
According to Jamison, the quality of the amplifiers is even higher than in Sampson’s time.
The HC-30 is the Matchless flagship, it is based on the AC30 with four EL-84 tubes and is completely hand-wired.
Ch1. Controls – Volume, Bass, Treble
Ch2. Controls – Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable master volume
Features – Dual inputs for each channel, Effects loop
Switches – Reverse speaker phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position rotary Impedance, 6 Position rotary tone
Power Tubes – 4 x EL84
Preamp Tubes – Vintage Siemens 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7
Rectifier – 1 x 5AR4 or 2 x 5V4G tubes
Speaker Outs – Switchable Impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms