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Old October 22nd, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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...Valco anyone???...

...I love my Bantam and my little Gretsch...both have a single 8"...

...the Bantam isn't as powerful as the other,but has this delightful bark with aTelecaster...

...I've a Victoria Regal that Mark apparently patterned after a Valco design...

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Old October 22nd, 2009, 06:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yup,I have a Gretsch Rex Royal ,8 inch speaker one knob,Mother of toilet seat and I love it, records GREAT, what model is yer Grestch?
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...Champ-like...

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Yup,I have a Gretsch Rex Royal ,8 inch speaker one knob,Mother of toilet seat and I love it, records GREAT, what model is yer Grestch?
...volume control on/off,just like yours,but not Mo'T.S...not sure of the model # as it's not in front of me at this time...
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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'65 S6416T Trojan Tremolo



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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I got a hold of an immaculate Supro a few years ago. It has a 15 Jensen and two channels, one marked Bass/Treble and the other with Tremelo is marked Accordian/ Guitar. It has no model designation. I was told it was purchased new in the late 50's. Any one know what model this might be. I guess I can figure out how to post a pic if need be
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like the Supro I have. The chassis holding the power tubes and rectifier is on the bottom of the cabinet and the pre-amp tubes mounted in the top. 15-inch Jensen. Sick tremolo.

Great amp. I believe the model number is 1696TN.

Try bridging the channels sometime with a short cable.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A Valco/Gretsch 6152:










Any idea who made those oval speakers??
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks FMA, and I have tried the channel jump. I had a 3 prong installed for safety ( oh it's not original any more) and have played out with it with cudos from other players. I don't think I could trust it to use to much but it sounds so great and yes, what a tremolo! Now I'm wondering if I should try some new tubes( NOS if I could afford it). A tech did replace one power tube when I had the amp checked out but everything else looks original.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I also had the power cord changed out. Seemed like a good thing to do.
Not long ago, I took mine to a tech for a going over. He did a cap job on it and cleaned some things up, replacing a few components that may have drifted or to tighten up the bottom. He also retubed and checked and set the bias. It cost about $200, but heck, I paid less than that for the amp some years ago, and now it's a monster. I haven't hesitated gigging it at all. Great amp and once you get it checked out by a tech, completely reliable.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 11:44 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's my '64 Valco/Airline 62-9023A. Great little combo with the absolute best Tremelo. Loaded with original Jensen C12R.

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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Bantam's L50 + metal chasis scared me away a few years ago - sold it. Had a great sound though, pure authentic cranked "Communication Breakdown".

Am still in love with my '56 Oahu since it's face lift and mods.
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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's a Supro Model 24 (1624T). It's still sounding sweet Tonewoods, it's a keeper!

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Old February 9th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here's a Supro Model 24 (1624T). It's still sounding sweet Tonewoods, it's a keeper!


Oh man, that makes me feel gooood...

A friend is making me a 1624 clone, so I'll be back in that class soon....
Can't wait....
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Any idea who made those oval speakers??
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Old February 11th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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FMA, here's what I got, 1696TN ?
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GRETSCH BABY!!!!

mid 50's Gretsch ie...Valco
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Sneak my little pet in here among it cousins...
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
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my Supro S6616 Trojan amp. Not sure about the year. Good friend gave it to me for my birthday about 18 years ago. Think he said he paid $125 for it back then.







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Here's a little '57 Supro I recently picked up. What a great little amp. It sounds a lot bigger than it is.


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Old December 4th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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my Supro S6616 Trojan amp. Not sure about the year.
Probably 1967 or 1968 - just before Valco went belly up. I got that amp's big brother the Sportsman. I love the look of these things but every time I seem one I keep thinking they should say Amana.
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