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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Bones, Sep 27, 2017.
Nice amp btw.
You are now king of the world.
That's the ultimate bedroom amp!
Run through your entire Iceman repertoire....... at a volume that lets the neighbourhood know you are at home.
That's a whole lotta amp Bones!! Congratulations she's a beauty!!
Looks like a stunning rig. I love the cover bridge pickup cover, BTW. Can these be bought separately and fitted easily?
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.
Brilliant! Now that's what I call a man's combo amp! Enjoy!
My question is how long will it take to turn the 10' sq room into a big round geodesic shaped room with that amp.
Looks awesome!!....does the tape in the capo help? If so....in what manner?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!!!
I have the papa bear to your amp. The Super Six.
Same twin chassis. Just a massive 6x10 cab big enough to fit 6 12's.
What, no handle on top for one-handed carrying?
I love it. I'm 6'5 and don't even have to bend down to read the controls.
Goodness gracious... do your trousers start flapping at Vol level 2?
What a beauty though!
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!