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Lets see all them Amplifiers!

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by byoungman1, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. byoungman1

    byoungman1 AK-47 Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here's another little gem I picked up recently; a 1961 Magnatone "Custom 410".
    It's like a Fender Champ, but in a bigger box and a 12" speaker.
    Oh yeah, and the killer "warble" vibrato!

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  2. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    '66 JTM100 super PA

    it has a lot of history: been ridden hard & put to bed wet

    that is a newer 1960TV cab with 25w greenbacks

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  3. 7chord

    7chord AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Here's a project I recently completed. It's my '72 Silverface Fender Champ. I'm the original owner from new. I recapped the amp, installed NOS tubes, rebiased the amp to what I felt is more reasonable for my use (42ma). I commissioned a custom cabinet from Armadillo Amp Works sized to hold a 12" speaker, and had it covered in Tweed with brown grille cloth. I black faced the chassis to go with the cabinet. The speaker is a custom Ted Weber 12", 3.2 ohm Alnico.

    I could not be happier with it!
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  4. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Simple, basic and to the point with some very tasty upgrades. Looks like a great cab and you can't go wrong with a Weber! :)
     
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  5. Recognizer

    Recognizer New Member

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    Hey all! I'm very new to the forums and am just beginning my audio journey. I, however, have keen on my bass rig journey for quite some time now! IMG_3173.JPG IMG_3174.JPG IMG_3175.JPG IMG_3176.JPG
    Head is the genz benz GBE 1200 and the cabbis an avatar speakers 412 NEO
     
  6. ooba tooba

    ooba tooba Super Member

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    Couldn't pass on this '40s Magnatone little guy in mother of pearl (toilet seat) all original including speaker and RCA tubes. Same circuit as the early Fender Champ tweed. It's dripping with tone.
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  7. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Nothing like MOTS! Any idea what, if any, the original graphic was? The one I had was palm trees but I've seen a few different stencils. Looks like it's in really nice shape too with what appears to be the original speaker?
     
  9. ooba tooba

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    Not sure on the graphic. I have an idea but I'll have to search it out again. Yes the pearloid is excellent and from what I can tell the speaker is original. It has codes on it but I'll have to get in there for a shot. I am friendly with the seller and he said everything was good didn't even need caps. Just a cleaning and testing. Cord is original as well, but in excellent shape.
     
  10. Recognizer

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    I love that it has speakons, but even more I love that it DOESNT have anything else, at least for the main output source.
     
  11. marqueemoon

    marqueemoon Gimme indie rock!

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    Here's my new-to-me At Mars Specialist. Really loving this amp.
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  12. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    I would only make one change. Swap out the original two prong cord for a grounded one. :)
     
  13. ooba tooba

    ooba tooba Super Member

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    Couple that I've seen. Like that guitar one
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  14. valvenator

    valvenator curious bystander, serious procrastinator Subscriber

    Judging by the look and size of the cord I'd say it's already been done.
    My early 60's Gibson Maestro used to give me the zappies till I installed a 3 pronger. Problem solved.
     
  15. ooba tooba

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    I've always read this too. The cord is the old style, but he marked how to plug it in without zapping. He has tubes, amps, chassis', and old radios everywhere. He said he doesn't change them if they have a rectifier.
    /I think that's what he said
     
  16. Bill Ferris

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    FWIW. My dining room`s vintage collection of Guitars and tube amps.
    Which I have "inadvertently" collected when customers and friends offered to sell them to me at attractive prices since 1990
    Every one of the tube amps in these pictures, but one, had been electronically restored by me for the owners when repairing for 5 local music stores here in NE. FL. out of my garage converted to a electronic repair room prior to my purchase of them.

    Since I am physically unable to play guitar be cause of being partially paralyzed(left side hemi paresis), I look at owning them as I`m their steward for the rock & roll music that I love and history of it that they represent.

    Plus their value certainly has not dropped either as I have the collection appraised every 10 years..

    No wife here, so my guitar/bass playing friends can dine in a different way in that room when they wish..
    Two of the guitars were owned by a friend who played in Lynyrd Skynyrd for a while, but I wouldn`t ask him for providence because he needed the money and I won`t exploit people`s misfortune.
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    There are a few amps and guitars elsewhere not in these pictures taken with my lap-top at the time, as I hadn`t learned how to take pictures yet with my new to me DSLR.

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    The reason of selling them to me were usually for financial reasons or change in tone/tastes..
     

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  17. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Tremendous collection. And being partial to SG's, that blue (Pelham?) Custom is a beaut. As for amps -- wow - - the Blonde Bandmaster (?) and the Ampeg V4 are particularly nice!
     
  18. Bill Ferris

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    Thank you kindly louisjames Sir.
    The Ampeg SVT + Fender PS 400 have GE Groove Tube matched 6550`s installed, in fact all amps in those pictures have American manufacture Groove Tubes installed, as I was a dealer and the only dealer in this area until the chain music stores started setting up shop here in the late nineties until I ceased being a Groove Tube dealer when Fender bought them.

    I didn`t even have a tube tester because I gave it away after I became a dealer in 1998 and didn`t feel I needed it any more with my stockplle of all the tubes used in most common tube amps, whether guitar/bass or home stereo tube equipment.
     
  19. arts

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    Damn!! Bill,that is one hell of a nice collection :thumbsup: I am mighty impressed,and I don't impress easy....

    I really love the ''small-top'' Marshall's,I always thought they were the prettiest.Are those the last of the tube Acoustics I see sitting on top of the V4? And a Peterson on top of the ''short'' stack of Marshall's?
    Be back in a minute,I gotta go get a facecloth and wipe off the drool:beerchug:
     
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  20. DonC1965

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    My 1964 Fender Bandmaster installed in a 2x10" combo cabinet. 1963 reissue Fender tube reverb unit and a Leslie model 16 covered to match.

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