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Show us your old vintage amps

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by theleman, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. theleman

    theleman Tele-Meister

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    Sep 11, 2017
    Mars
    Hi All

    I recently found out that old vintage amps can sound sweet and cool after buying an old Marshall Bass12 and Peavy Pace 100.

    What are your old and vintage amps. How do they compare to todays modern counter parts?
    Which do you prefer?

    I will try get my vintage amp photos, but if you could upload yours and share, that would be cool. cheers.
     

  2. Tomm Williams

    Tomm Williams Tele-Holic

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    Jun 11, 2016
    USA
    Although I love these threads more than any other topic, I think I'd get removed from the forum if I posted my collection again as this was just kicked around not long ago. There are some folks here with nice collections.
     
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  3. elmoscafeo

    elmoscafeo Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    57
    Jun 29, 2012
    Chicago Suburbs
    I don't have a "collection" of vintage amps. I have 1 vintage and a collection of modern. I always go back to the vintage amp because I just can't seem to find that sound in anything else.
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  4. Riffraff12571

    Riffraff12571 Tele-Holic

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    Sep 30, 2011
    Dutchess County NY
    I've got this '67 1482 as well.

     
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  5. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Godzone
    That old Masco PA head sounds awesome. Done a few conversions of that sort of gear.
     

  6. Stratandtele

    Stratandtele Tele-Meister

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    Mar 31, 2016
    New Jersey
    IMG_0144.JPG I posted a few pics of this amp recently, but you asked, so....1955 Fender Pro Amp 5E5-A, also have a 1966 Fender Blackface Bassman with matching 2x12 cabinet, and a 1963 Fender Reverb Unit. Vintage amps sound great, and are a lot of fun to play. Most of my new amps are self built copies of older circuits. I personally prefer Fender Amps from the 1955-1967 era. I think fender really hit the nail on the head with their blackface amps.

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  7. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    To answer your question I like older boxes because that's what I have experience with.

    My first good one was a '68 Vibrolux that I got in the 80s. Since that was the sound that I started with I kind of stuck with it. I haven't really owned a ton of newer stuff and most of the newer stuff I've owned was based on older stuff.

    I have an SLO-100 that I love for what it does and I have one of those little DSL heads Marshall makes. Other than that it's more what I know than what I prefer kind of, if that makes sense.
     

  8. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Age:
    65
    830
    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan
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    Here's my '54 Fender Deluxe. It's my #1 for gigging, rehearsals and home use.

    I also have a '55 Supro Supreme (recently smoked the old Rola speaker, however) and a silverface Twin Reverb...just because I've had it for 40-some years. They all sound fantastic in their own unique ways. Can't find pics of those two right now and they're buried behind some other gear, so...
     
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  9. Vintage Fan

    Vintage Fan Tele-Meister

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    Sep 10, 2014
    Dallas
    Three mint 50 watt solid state 1969 Kustom K100C-8 4x10 tuck n roll amps. FFBE54A6-2D0E-4B50-8118-834154E70D77.jpeg
     

  10. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    My only current vintage amp is my 1967 Fender Super Reverb.

    This past year I've owned and sold; a 1969 Marshall 1930 Popular, a 1975 Marshall JMP 2100, a 1968 black-line drip-edge Fender Vibrolux Reverb, a 1976 Fender Deluxe Reverb, a 1969 drip-edge Fender Super Reverb, a 1969 Fender Twin Reverb, a 1968 black-line drip-edge Fender Vibro Champ, a 1966 Fender Princeton Reverb, and a 1965 Fender Deluxe.

    Some of which I wish that I never sold.

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  11. Vintage Fan

    Vintage Fan Tele-Meister

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    Sep 10, 2014
    Dallas
    1969 Fender Super Reverb...black face circuit.



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  12. Stratandtele

    Stratandtele Tele-Meister

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    Who cares if you've posted them before, show them again!!!
     
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  13. Vintage Fan

    Vintage Fan Tele-Meister

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    Sep 10, 2014
    Dallas
    Mint solid state 1970 Kustom K25C-2 tuck n roll

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  14. theleman

    theleman Tele-Meister

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    Sep 11, 2017
    Mars
    Wow beautiful looking amps - mojos are in the amps :)
     

  15. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    My #1 & #2 here, a 1964 Standel Artist and a 1967 Guild Thunder 1. The Standel is a 1x15 and the Guild has two speakers, a 12" and an 8", the latter just for the reverb.

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  16. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    88
    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    The only true vintage that I still have..
    Speaker, handle, grill cloth, and knobs have been changed..Still have the old parts in storage..
    I can't speak on the newer models..The only ones I've owned were the Mustang II and a Valve JR..Could not find a use for either of them..
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  17. thegeezer

    thegeezer Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Age:
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    Jul 5, 2010
    West Michigan
    I have a soft spot for those old Kustoms...had a Kustom 200 with the refrigerator sized 3x15 cab loaded with CTS speakers. Blue sparkle. The whole band had 'em. We even had the matching Kustom 400 PA with the giant cabs with 2x15 inch Altecs and that big round horn. Tall cotton, I tell ya!
     
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  18. rittercu

    rittercu TDPRI Member

    Age:
    36
    4
    Jan 18, 2018
    Guelph, ON
    I’ve got a few. The 2 traynors have been fully serviced and new speakers loaded in them. Sound much nice than their modern counterparts. The twin has only had a speaker change and it has that special twin sparkle.

    1st is a ‘73 Traynor YGL-3
    ‘73 Fender Twin
    ‘76 Traynor YGM-3
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  19. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    And I let this one go.

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