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67 Super Reverb

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Phrygian77, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    So, right after ordering a bunch stuff to finish up my quad 6V6 1959 build, I see this guy (52 years young) on Craigslist for almost 1/3 of what it's worth. Now, it's in my trunk, as if I need another project...

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    Seems to be original transformers, 3 original speakers, and it's working okay. Obviously the cabinet was recovered, and the grill cloth ... well ... not much I can say about it that wouldn't break forum rules. Baffle board is also not attached.
     
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    sounds like the leopard will change his spots...have to say that's the first leopard skin grill cloth I've seen...

    anyway, congrats! Look forward to hearing/seeing the restoration!
     
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    Congrats! Nice project there!
     
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    If the owner's taste in amplifier mods is any indication, you might have done better.
     
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    some sort of pygmy porno palace...looks like it was made for disco-I think I'd leave that grill as is but I'm not sure I'm man enough to pull it off
     
  7. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I don't think it's been modded... at least not electricitly. I'm about to find out.
    lol... Man, you guys got me wanting to take it to a gig, as is, at least cosmeticly!

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    I love it! But if you do gig it..... you must take photos!!!
     
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    Some CRAMPS former stage gear?
     
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    Someone on Facebook suggested that I get matching underwear... [emoji23]


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    . . . or a matching tube top.

    Nice score, congrats.
     
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    That’s quite a project, but a good one. Love to see the amp once it is done. Also welcome to the BFSR club.

    And, loose the Lepard skin...
     
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    Nice. I’ve seen similar in my neck of the woods.
     
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    Really happy this is nearly 100% original on the inside. The cabinet and baffle board are in rough shape though...
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    I'm surprised this guy was working at all...

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    Transformers...

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    Now's your chance to improve it with a nice birch ply baffle.
    I'd rock that leopard grille LAMF!!!!
     
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    That looks like a back line amp at a strip club!

    Good luck restoring that thing. I love those amps!
     
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    No small loss if you have to switch mdf to plywood for that baffle.
     
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    First of all, the baffle board is definitely not salvageable. And, I'm not sure the cabinet is savable either. The right rear batten is broken at the top, where the top rear panel would attach (that panel was missing). Also evidence of mold on the front battens, probably from humidity and explains why the baffle board is toast.

    The speakers are another dilemma. There are three 10" CTS alnicos. Two of them appear to be from 67, and probably original to the amp. The EIA codes are behind the stickers, but they have the correct square Special Design sticker for 67. The other CTS is a 69, missing the sticker, but it has the fender part number on it next to the EIA code.

    So, here's the problem with the speakers. All of them have been reconed, with the same parts, probably by the same company/person (and they all have similar writing on the back of the cone). All of them tested fine and sound okay.

    However, since they have DC resistances from 11.5-12.5 ohms. That concerned me enough to do a test with a signal generator and a 1 ohm series resistor. After running from 150Hz to 500Hz, I didn't bother going any further. They are definitively 16 ohm impedance.
     
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    I meant to include pictures of the speakers in that last post...

    Two of them have the square Special Design label, as noted in my previous post. I believe earlier versions of the CBS era label are similar, but don't have the Fender 064121 part number on the label. Notice the "13" part of the EIA code behind the label.

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    This is the 69...

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    Here's the cones, dust caps, and doping on all three...

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