Lets see all them Amplifiers!

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

  1. Falstaff

    Falstaff AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow! Love the vintage amps in this thread. Currently I just have a Fender Super Champ XD on which the dsp board crapped out so I by passed it and now it's just a tube champ. Volume and bright controls only. I also have the complete guts to a Vox Pathfinder 15 that I am converting to a head (it will drive 2 12" speaker cab to pretty loud levels) and a Roland Micro Cube as a practice amp. Sure miss my Blues Deluxe though.
     
  2. Bill Ferris

    Bill Ferris Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliment Sir.
    arts you would be correct on all count`s of your observations.. I also like the small top/box head Marshall`s very much too, along with the 20 watt as well.. Very good natural grind without peeling your face and ears off doing it. !! HA !!

    Funny thing about the Acoustic amps, as I purchased them really cheap back in the early nineties from a customer who informed me that his previous amp tech in Jacksonville FL. a few years before had told him that a transformer was bad in each one of them..
    Guess again !!! Poor/wrong diagnosis !! The customers were not happy when they stopped by later on and played their "blown up amp" that "they" offered to sell me dirt cheap..

    The Acoustics of that type and era were so closely cloned to the early Mesa Boogie`s that it was no surprise that Boogie successfully took them to the cleaners in court and that shortly afterwards Acoustic went belly up.

    And the Peterson helped some of my "less seasoned" customers tune up properly before they tested their freshly repaired or reworked amp in that room.. I still have the small poster/s that exclaim" Tune it, or Die" in my shop for the customers to see before they start testing their amp out..
    No customer was allowed to pickup their amp until it was played for a good 45 minutes to an hour or more, especially if trying out different small signal tubes(it`s now popularly called tube rolling) for voicing the amp better for their playing style tone..
    I also have a Conn Strobe tuner out in the shop too, for the same reason of keeping everybody in key when testing out there.

    Again arts, thank you for your interest in my little personal vintage guitar & tube amp museum..

    Take care. Kind regards, OKB
     
  3. mike88max

    mike88max New Member

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    IMG_1601.JPG IMG_1680.JPG Have had my KASINO 100 for over 30 years now. The Fender Keyboard 60 for about 10 both still working great.
     
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  4. Rex Everything

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  5. arts

    arts Super Member

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    In Canada those are as common on stage as Shure mics,and are just as reliable and good sounding.Got a couple of those myself:)
     
  6. Rex Everything

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    I've got three right now. Would love to add a bumper era YGL-3A Mark III head to complete my Traynor needs...
     
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  7. arts

    arts Super Member

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    My buddy Gary (unfortunately long dead now:() once had that model in a slanted combo with 2 twelves. Holy crap,did that give the Twin Reverb boys a run for their money!
    Cleaner,punchier and fuller sounding.And the reverb was better as well. Probably had something to do with using an EL84 as the driver tube...:naughty:

    Good luck finding one of those.I've only ever seen two in my lifetime, and I'm past the half century mark.
     
  8. Rex Everything

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    My first "real" amp was a head with an Ampeg V4 cab. Great combo and a twin killer for sure . I like the EL34's and the Trem and verb are much nicer.
     
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  9. mrz80

    mrz80 I guess it's in my blood

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    Love love love the MicroCube. Best hundred clams I ever dropped in a music store.
     
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  10. JParry335

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    My first "good" electric guitar was a 1959 LP Junior Double Cut just like yours! I miss that guitar so much but I had to sell it in order to get my 335 which I still have.
    Loved that LP Jr tho'. Nice fat neck, real light and that killer P90 pickup just roared!
    Your Goldtop is gorgeous as well! Nice stable there!:beerchug:
     
  11. WhiteNoize

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    Markbass Blackline Little Mark 250 250W Bass Amp Head Black
    Markbass Standard 104HF Front-Ported Neo 4x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet

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  12. JParry335

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    Don't see many of those Leslie's anymore! I bet that sounds glorious! Very nicely done restoration on that combo.:beerchug:
     
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  13. soulsurfing

    soulsurfing Spinning Barry Manilow records backwards

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    ^^^-67 blackface showman in a 64 blonde cab. All original with exception of a few caps/resistors to keep it running quiet. I run it into an avatar cab loaded with 2 100w weber fc12a speakers. The reverb and cab are gone to a collector-musician.

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    vvv-I just sold the rig below. 2000 kustom trt100 that reminded me of the old Orange or120. Loud beautiful clean. rich, complex distortion that had a slight fuzz tone when cranked up. I used it to push that ampeg 4x10 bass cab and an avatar 2x12 loaded with weber alnico blue dogs. Amazeballs!
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