1966 Ampeg Gemini I

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  1. JK202

    JK202 TDPRI Member

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    Hello Fellow Enthusiasts!

    I have a the aforementioned amp and it has been refurbished w/ new Tolex, a new 12" Celestion speaker and yes - the "black cap of death" has been professionally removed.

    There is ONE issue though... it burns through pre-amp tubes when volume is increased. I suspect that a capacitor is fried and has been rendered non-functional but that is the only issue - OK, yes a big one.

    I'll post pics if anyone is interested.. There are a LOT of amps more powerful and interesting than this one for far less money, but we'll discuss later as I'm right now only trying to discern interest level.

    She is a classic - as some of you well know.

    I really do not want to ship this and I live in AC 202

    Cheers!
     
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  2. corliss1

    corliss1 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Removing the death cap and rewiring the power cord is only one piece of a good, full service that any vintage amp needs. No matter what, you'll need a tech.
     
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  3. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Are you posting because you are looking to sell?
    Or get info on getting the Ampeg serviced?

    It looks like you are in Arlington, and IMO, there is no better vintage/tube amp tech in the DC-area than Pete Cage, ' The Audio Cage' in MD
    I would Google and contact him by email

    ( I can name 7 or 8 of my own personal guitar and bass player buddies in the Metro area ( me too). myself, that have all had outstanding amp service from Pete)
     
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  4. corliss1

    corliss1 Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Oh, I didn't read it as looking to sell originally, but I can see that reading it over again. This isn't really the place to do that as that would be in the classifieds.
     
  5. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    65 Gemini 1 was my first "real" amp........wish I still had it!
     
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  6. Timbresmith1

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    I had a Gemini. It was cool. We used the Reverberocket more. Slightly more portable.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I had a beat up '66 Gemini Il, ( got it in 1998) with a 15" EV SRO speaker, fantastic OD tone when you turned it up, glorious Tremolo and Reverb

    But it was big, goofy, and just stayed home as it was just easier taking my SF Deluxe Reverb to gigs.

    Needed $$, both sadly gone, such is life
     
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