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Magnatone Baby M-80 Head Black

The Baby M-80 Amplifier is designed to give you a portable and powerful amplifier in a unique and authentic package. The amp is built around a 6AQ5 NOS Pentode tube. 12 watts of full bodied clean power is obtained. The 12AX7 front end operates in low or high gain modes, delivering robust clean and chewy, saturated overdrive. The master volume delivers classic British crunch at any volume, and the effects loop allows you to connect your favorite pedals with ease.

The Baby M-80 has plenty of muscle to gig with and performs with a range of tone never thought possible.

Two independent modes, LO and HI gain


Master volume and effects loop


NOS GE 6AQ5/6005 tubes deliver reliability, power and consistency.


The BIGGEST sounding LITTLE Combo to hit the soundwaves!

Magnatone introduces the Baby M-80, its newest, smallest, and lightest-weight guitar amplifier in the Master Collection. This amp is more than fun to play. It's gainy, chewy, and harmonically rich in tone inspired by deep roots in classic British rock guitar.

Handsome as its bigger siblings, dressed in a black cotton levant cabinet covering, wrap-around grill, and lighted Magnatone logo, this baby is a ton of fun to play.

The Baby M-80 is the perfect companion for a bedroom studio and is unbelievably versatile at a small gig. It is available as a 1x10" combo, 12-watt head, and matching 1x10" extension speaker cabinet loaded with a custom Warehouse Guitar Speaker 10" ceramic magnet speaker.

Billy Gibbons worked with Magnatone to perfect this amp's small size and gain structure. In keeping with Billy's directive to "retain the gain or feel the pain," this little gem of an amp delivers a big tone in a compact size.

The Baby M-80 is powered by a pair of vintage "New Old Stock" (NOS) 6AQ5 tubes that deliver 12 watts of power despite their small size. Turn it up, and the power from the miniature 6AQ5/6005 is very satisfying!

The pre-amp has three 12AX7 tubes that offer Hi gain and Lo gain modes selectable via the front panel switch. The Lo gain mode covers a natural and medium breakup tone needed for rhythm. The Hi gain mode delivers a lead tone that screams.

A tube-buffered FX loop has been added to the front panel for convenience, which your pedalboard will love as this amp is definitely pedal-friendly.

The control panel on the Baby M-80 makes it easy to dial in tone with a simple Bass and Treble tone stack. Long-time Magnatone engineer and tube amp guru Obeid Kahn designed this model with a unique trick and recommends, "Just simply max the Bass control knob, and you'll cut the Mids." Khan explains that the final 8-10 o’clock range on the Bass knob forces the Mids to dip, achieving a scooped tone for aggressive modern textures gradually. There are a wide range of adjustments possible with only two controls.