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New Old Amp Day, The One I Have Always Wanted.

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Bones, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2015
    Nashville
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    bwahahahahaha




    Nice amp btw.
     

  2. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    675
    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    You are now king of the world.
     

  3. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

    May 24, 2010
    Scotland
    That's the ultimate bedroom amp!

    Run through your entire Iceman repertoire....... at a volume that lets the neighbourhood know you are at home. :cool:
     
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  4. AlabamaOutlaw

    AlabamaOutlaw Tele-Meister

    407
    Feb 20, 2011
    Alabama
    That's a whole lotta amp Bones!! Congratulations she's a beauty!!
     

  5. DougM

    DougM Tele-Meister

    168
    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Freddie King!
     
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  6. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Meister

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    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    Looks like a stunning rig. I love the cover bridge pickup cover, BTW. Can these be bought separately and fitted easily?
     

  7. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    The ashtray cover will fit on any vintage style bridge, but not on the modern ones. True to Albert's guitar, I have a 6 saddle vintage style bridge on mine. The holographic tape is something I bought on Ebay and added to the ashtray cover like Albert did. 20161129_163832_resized.jpg
     
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  8. Il Duce

    Il Duce Tele-Holic

    Age:
    53
    588
    Nov 11, 2013
    NYC
    Brilliant! Now that's what I call a man's combo amp! Enjoy!
     

  9. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    My question is how long will it take to turn the 10' sq room into a big round geodesic shaped room with that amp.
     
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  10. kurtmanifest1

    kurtmanifest1 Tele-Meister

    302
    Oct 17, 2013
    Argentina
    Looks awesome!!....does the tape in the capo help? If so....in what manner?
     

  11. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Anyone have any thoughts on recovering the cabinet and replacing the grill cloth?

    I'm thinking since these are not particularly valuable or sought after, a cosmetic update wouldn't really be out of the question?

    I would like to restore it to like new cosmetically.
     

  12. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    The only thing that I can figure out is that Albert preferred it over the regular plastic tubing on the old school capos or he lost or damaged the tubing and a quick fix ended up being permanent. . It works fine, not sure if it's any better.
     
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  13. Ringo

    Ringo Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Memphis TN
    A guy I went to school with had a Quad Reverb, they are great sounding amps, just like a Twin but more speakers! I think Twin Reverb amps sound good at low volume.

    More amp than you'll ever need but if it's what you want that's what matters the most.
    Enjoy it!
     

  14. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Truly awesome!
    Thank you for your conservation of endangered big iron.
    Without your stewardship, the youth of the future might lump the Quad Reverb in with flat earthers, bigfoot, and the clutch pedal in cars with manual transmissions.
    Will you sign an affidavit stating that this big amp sounds good turned down?
    Perhaps more will join the cause...

    BTW, what does it have for power tubes and speakers?
     

  15. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    Congrats on your acquisition! You've made my night. I'm still chuckling, thinking of that thing turned up to 10 in a 10'x10' room. Yeah Baby!!!
     
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  16. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 10, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have the papa bear to your amp. The Super Six.

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    Same twin chassis. Just a massive 6x10 cab big enough to fit 6 12's.
     
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  17. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    What, no handle on top for one-handed carrying? :D
     
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  18. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 10, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA
    I love it. I'm 6'5 and don't even have to bend down to read the controls.
     

  19. Crawldaddy

    Crawldaddy Tele-Meister

    187
    Dec 12, 2006
    Singapore
    Goodness gracious... do your trousers start flapping at Vol level 2?

    What a beauty though!
     

  20. Axis29

    Axis29 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    Virginia, USA
    That's a serious amp! Love it.

    I tell this story often, but I saw Albert Collins perform about six months before he passed away. He was touring with John Lee Hooker and I caught the show at Wolf Trap, here in Virginia. I was so afraid of just how loud it would be, because I had seats that were front row, center, in the orchestra pit. Literally at their feet! It was an amazing show, they both sounded incredible. Albert's tone was amazing, not as ice-pick bright as I was expecting, actually. But, when you crank the old Fenders, you have to turn the bass off or it overwhelms. I'll never forget that show. It was the one chance I got to see him and he was incredible.

    As a fellow big iron amp player at home (and at gigs) lemme say, I love, love, love playing big amps at low volumes. I find them to be fuller sounding at low volumes, than smaller amps. I play a High Power Tweed Twin at home now all the time. Before that, and sometimes when I want a little more grind on the tone, it is my '59 Bassman.

    Enjoy that bad boy!
     
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