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Sound City amp head help

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by morgansofas, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Age:
    65
    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    AHA! The video helped - I did a bit of detective work and FOUND IT!

    Check this line of amps (I provided the brand link because it's interesting). The Regent 50 is "Linear RSC Bass Regent Amplifier" - it's at the bottom of the page. They were made by made by Linear/RSC and sold under about half a dozen brand names...but not Sound City.

    I have seen/heard these before and they're actually pretty darned good! IMO it's a better guitar/bass amp (with service and a little tweaking) than a Sound Sh**y...

    http://www.chambonino.com/work/linear/lin9.html

    ...and here's the true point-to-point circuit board!

    That olde can cap has to go pronto! But some techs would kill for those yellow coupling caps if they're any good! Look at the cool paper-wrapped transformer and the w-i-d-e open layout. Plenty of room for mods to make it a better guitar amp.

    If you have a good tech you're in great shape. These are good amps and built like tanks. There's no "junk parts" anywhere. It'd be a nightmare for a newbie to work on but simple for anyone with solid technical knowledge. It's a very simple circuit, just laid out weird.

    And it even has the "3 15" speaker jack. THAT I still find odd as I have never seen a guitar amp speaker marked "3 ohms". They must not make it to this side of the ocean.

    I don't know what you paid, but I imagine it was well worth it!

    Bass Regent circuit.jpg
     

  2. morgansofas

    morgansofas Tele-Meister

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    Feb 15, 2013
    Sherwood Forest, UK
    Ah thanks again everyone, especially Silverface, great sleuthing! I'm undecided whether to keep it or not yet. I really want a Bassman sf head again...
     

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