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Big Tone Music Brewery Maggie

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The Magnatone 280 is considered the holy grail of vintage true pitch vibrato by just about anyone who's ever played one. There are lots of magnatone-like vibe pedals out there. Some of them come pretty close. A lot of them don't. But none of them have yet to nail it. And none of them have even come remotely close to getting the true stereo pitch vibrato of the 280 right. It took nearly 3 years and dozens of prototypes, but we finally got it right.

The BTMB Maggie sounds exactly like the real Magnatone 280. The most important part of replicating the tone of real Magnatone vibrato is the dual phase LFO (low frequency oscillator). Without it, you cannot have the push-pull effect that gives the Magnatone its lush rich warble....not even when it's in normal(mono) mode. And you certainly can't get the stereo effect that the 280 had where the sound coming out of one speaker was bending the pitch up, while the sound coming out of the other speaker was bending the pitch down.

This isn't your garden variety "stereo" effect that just splits the signal at the end of the circuit and uses an out-of-phase buffer for the secondary output. The BTMB Maggie has a left and a right output with vibrato circuits that are independent of one another for a true stereo effect. You can plug both outputs into any amp that has 2 or more inputs and get the sound of the Magnatone 280. Even though this doesn't create much of a spacial stereo effect, it's what the real 280 sounds like since both of its 2 sets of speakers were housed in the same cabinet. Plug the outputs of the Maggie into two separate amps, switch the Maggie into stereo mode, space the amps far enough apart so that you can appreciate the true stereo vibrato, and prepare to get seasick.

The BTMB Maggie features all panel mounted hardware and through-hole components and is meticulously assembled, entirely by hand, in our shop here in the US. And despite the fact that this is a true stereo effect, it still has mechanical true bypass switching. Operates on a single 9V battery or a standard 9VDC power supply.

 

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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The Magnatone 280 is considered the holy grail of vintage true pitch vibrato by just about anyone who's ever played one. There are lots of magnatone-like vibe pedals out there. Some of them come pretty close. A lot of them don't. But none of them have yet to nail it. And none of them have even come remotely close to getting the true stereo pitch vibrato of the 280 right. It took nearly 3 years and dozens of prototypes, but we finally got it right.

The BTMB Maggie sounds exactly like the real Magnatone 280. The most important part of replicating the tone of real Magnatone vibrato is the dual phase LFO (low frequency oscillator). Without it, you cannot have the push-pull effect that gives the Magnatone its lush rich warble....not even when it's in normal(mono) mode. And you certainly can't get the stereo effect that the 280 had where the sound coming out of one speaker was bending the pitch up, while the sound coming out of the other speaker was bending the pitch down.

This isn't your garden variety "stereo" effect that just splits the signal at the end of the circuit and uses an out-of-phase buffer for the secondary output. The BTMB Maggie has a left and a right output with vibrato circuits that are independent of one another for a true stereo effect. You can plug both outputs into any amp that has 2 or more inputs and get the sound of the Magnatone 280. Even though this doesn't create much of a spacial stereo effect, it's what the real 280 sounds like since both of its 2 sets of speakers were housed in the same cabinet. Plug the outputs of the Maggie into two separate amps, switch the Maggie into stereo mode, space the amps far enough apart so that you can appreciate the true stereo vibrato, and prepare to get seasick.

The BTMB Maggie features all panel mounted hardware and through-hole components and is meticulously assembled, entirely by hand, in our shop here in the US. And despite the fact that this is a true stereo effect, it still has mechanical true bypass switching. Operates on a single 9V battery or a standard 9VDC power supply.

 

 

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!