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Show us your old vintage amps

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

  1. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    New York
    My ye old 60's something Beltone AP 22 1x12 Jensen speaker. Everything original including tubes ....


    and newly acquired MesaBoogie Mk1 RI...2008 but WTH... closest I could get to the original '73 that I could afford.


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  2. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

    Mar 22, 2009
    75 Twin Reverb. I love this thing 20170625_181216.jpg 20170828_085358.jpg
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  3. rob2

    rob2 Tele-Meister

    Apr 25, 2009
    ...well well...thought I was alone in still having a Marlboro...G-50R...and a Quadra Sound Blender...

  4. rob2

    rob2 Tele-Meister

    Apr 25, 2009
    Cork,Ireland lot ....mid-60's Selmer Treble'n'Bass 50,67ish Bandmaster,74 Marshall Lead and Bass 50,77 Marlboro G-50R(vertical 2x12).There a HH VS head stored away that was used as backup...ironically its the one thats currently not working.... DSCN2422.JPG DSCN2423.JPG DSCN2424.JPG DSCN2426.JPG
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  5. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Tele-Afflicted

    65 BFDR, the one in my avatar
    64 BFTR
    59 5F6A

    All great amps.
    These days the Deluxe gets the nod every time.

  6. GuitarsAndCars

    GuitarsAndCars TDPRI Member

    Oct 17, 2016
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Okay I maybe a little off topic here, but I am in the process of converting this 1947 Seeberg Trashcan to a guitar amp.
    Its just a 18w class a tube amp, single 15" WGC G15C speaker. Nothing but a volume and tone controls currently, although I am contemplating the addition of a reverb tank.
    It's just going to be a garage amp, too big for hauling around.
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  7. John Owen

    John Owen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 29, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    R2D2 combo! Cool.
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  8. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 10, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA

    I sold the one for a pretty penny since it was tour used by Berry Oakley of the Allman Bro's Band, but still have the mint one. It belonged to a session guitarist who used it as a accordion amp at his father's VFW hall. Hahaha.

    1970 Fender 400 PS amps. 485 watts RMS per amp, from a sextet of GE 6550A's.

    Have another on the way soon.

    Yes, I have a 970 watt 6x12 stereo tube rig, for guitar, bass, and hammond.

    They only made 40 or so. 26 left in existence as far as I know. More than half ought to be in the grave considering their condition.
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  9. WingedWords

    WingedWords Tele-Meister

    Feb 4, 2015
    Kent, UK
    Apart from a period in my younger days when I had a couple of bigger solidstate combos (a Peavey and a Carlsboro, models unremembered and now long gone), this little Wem Westminster MkIX that I bought new from Scarth's in Charing Cross Rd in 1973 has always suited me. 10 watt, 2xECL82 and an ECC83, 12" speaker. I don’t actually think of it as vintage. It’s just my amp. It had an overhaul a few years ago and will probably see me out now.


    A slight diversion: Vox amps started off being made in the town I live in and there’s a little tribute to the company in an obscure corner of the local park. Don’t know who the bloke is behind, but he’s useful for holding my bike.

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2018
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  10. AbisFjord

    AbisFjord Tele-Meister

    Dec 21, 2017
    Dad's 1967 Bandmaster in blackface back there somewhere. All original parts except for the vibrato pedal. I've always used the second input on the vibrato channel because when I first used it, the first input was super dirty and I didn't know how to fix it back then. It's all cleaned up now and sings like a freaking champion. Been on the road with me a few times as well.

  11. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Meister

    Look behind me in this 1977 shot:
    My bassist had a split rig. Fender PS for bass, Ampeg SVT for trebles. My amp was a Gibson GA55RVT Ranger sitting on top of a 2x12 cut down from a 1940s Hammond tone cabinet. I've still got the cab and guitar.

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  12. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Holy Mother of Amplification keep me from jealousy and protect my family finances from temptation!!!
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  13. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 23, 2009
    Rocklin Ca.
    64 Bandmaster In the speaker box it had a original Oxford & Fender special design. The amp was pretty much original except the one speaker and I think the output transformer was replaced late 60 or early 70. I did build new cabs, replaced the faceplate, replaced the filter caps, found two 1963 Jensen C12N's and removed death cap installed a grounded cord. I really like this Amp sounds really nice. Pic original & new not sure why did double pics DSCN2114.JPG DSCN2249.JPG DSCN2114.JPG DSCN2249.JPG

  14. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    This is what I think is a 1964 Brown face Vibroverb transplanted into a bassman head box.

    Haven't played it in a lot of years. It needs work so I'm afraid to turn it on.

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  15. stratwilly

    stratwilly TDPRI Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I really love those threads with all these amazing photos - thanks.
    Here is my humble contribution...

    My "sewing box amp" - at least the wooden box is vintage ;-)

    60ties DYNACORD DA16
    60ties DYNACORd JAZZ


    80ties MusicMan RD50
    1968 Vibrolux Reverb
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  16. 6l6-57

    6l6-57 TDPRI Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Covington GA USA
    I don't know if it's considered vintage but here is my late 70's fender Twin. IMG_9611 (3).jpg
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  17. Mutato

    Mutato Tele-Meister

    Sep 16, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Here’s mine:
    1977 Princeton Reverb. My main gigging amp

    Mid 60’s Gretsch 6150T in mint condition.

    Late 70’s Polytone MiniBrute used mostly as a backup amp and Bass amp when hooked to a 15” cabinet! This was my first amp when I started with electric in 1986!

    70’s era Sano GS15 amp. My most recent acquisition as a practice space amp
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  18. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    I like it.
    How much does it weigh ?
    Not sure it would be light enough for me to haul around.

  19. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    New York

    I haven't officially weighed it, but rough guess I'd say around 65 lbs but it might be more....which is a lot for a 1 x 12 combo. I guess hauling it around would depend on how close you could park to the stage : ) I wouldn't let it out of my sight for very long.
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  20. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 25, 2007
    Sunn 200S, pre-'69


    '67 Super Reverb (dual-cabbed by a previous owner)


    '69 Kustom 100

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