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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. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Wow Bones !

    You got a killer amp there :) rock it !

    cheers
     
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  2. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Gross :eek:
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  3. memorex

    memorex Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    67
    Jan 14, 2015
    Chicago
    Bones, congratulations on your new hernia.
     
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  4. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    :lol:
    Once It's cleaned up and set in my music room, it's not going anywhere.
     
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  5. Mayas caster

    Mayas caster Tele-Meister

    461
    Dec 21, 2015
    Caraquet N.-B. Canada
    Bravo!!!!! That's a lot of amp...
     
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  6. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    Congrats!!

    Back in the 80's, the bass player in the band I was in had a Quad Reverb he was trying to sell.

    I tried it out for a few days - it did sound pretty freakin' amazing!
    But the effort to haul it in and out of my house confirmed my initial belief that I didn't really need it.

    And now that I live in a garage apartment, it definitely does NOT fall into the category of, "Gee, I wish I hadn't let that one go." :lol::lol::lol:

    Excellent plan. Enjoy!!!
     
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  7. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    Nice!! Awesome amp until it's load out time! I have s stupidly soft spot for Fender's oversized combo amps. Moving a "dinky" Super Reverb is awkward enough on stairs. What were they thinking?
     

  8. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    706
    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    I love the big amps from that era. Quads, Super Six, Bandmaster Reverb, Dual Showman Reverb-Great sounding amps. I used a Dual Showman Reverb for a year. It was a pain to move but it sounded awesome. Who needs a Marshall Stack?
     
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  9. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Imagine someone doing that mod!

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  10. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    Cleaned the grill cloth with Resolve today, it looks a lot better with out looking "new" and it smells much better...

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  11. don71

    don71 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    I think that is looking great Bones! and right at home.
     
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  12. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

  13. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    43 years of allergens and dead skin.
     

  14. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    That's what I said.
     

  15. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Albert Collins fan?
    I GUESS SO!
    Cool guitar!
    Do you tune it to Fm...or whatever he tuned to?
    iirc, his capo was made from a pencil, electrical tape a some rubber bands.
    I saw him up close several times, but that was a LONG time ago!
     
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  16. 1300 E Valencia

    1300 E Valencia Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 13, 2010
    Fullerton CA
    Looking at that rig, I'd judge there is absolutely nothing else needed. Please turn it up regularly. Remember, it's good for the caps!
     
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  17. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    Well, you would need a cable.

    But, yeah, other than that, just some time.... to crank it up and play.
     

  18. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    I had it up around 6, working on "Master Charge", for about 45 minutes and while it was a little painful, it sounded pretty close to Albert's tone. If I can get the solo down pretty good, I will post a clip, but honestly in his tuning and using a capo and really digging into the strings, any sort of noodling around has that tone with this rig. It's just such a different way of playing.
     

  19. BrandonIke

    BrandonIke TDPRI Member

    Age:
    27
    86
    Sep 29, 2016
    Philadelphia, PA
    I knew I recognized that beast from the local gear page ;)

    and congrats @Bones! Enjoy
     
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  20. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    I'm working on a couple of his songs, in his tuning, with an old capo wrapped in electrician's tape. As much as I love listening to him, it's not really a style that I have tried to emulated much but that may change, I'm just a huge fan of his and his thing inspires me to do my thing. I saw him live for the first time a few months before he passed. It was an amazing show and he must have known by that point that his time was running out. It makes me very happy to come into my room and see this rig, it makes me want to play like no other gear purchase can think of.
     

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