- May 12, 2003
Incredible find it just too shiny. You solved that one for me. Thank you!
These are all yours??All NRF, (Navy Random Flair ), tolex and older Ampegs are great sounding and very under rated amps, very clean sounding and real honkers when the volume knob is cranked up to 7, they look great. These are some of my very favorite amps. Sorry for the double photos, I am not used to this new format and don't know how to delete the extra double photos View attachment 986475 View attachment 986479 View attachment 986478
Yes, Flyboy-----along with about 300 other vintage amps/cabs/speakers, the remainder of my 55 years of collecting/playing/repairing----in the next couple of years I will be selling many of these pieces and will whittle the herd down to about 80 or so of my most historic/early ser.#'s/best sounding pieces----trouble is that I love them all and sometimes get really attached to certain ones and I have a problem letting them go, especially if I have not played them for a while and realize that incredible sound. I am a true addict,BUT, it is a GOOD addiction, RAY.These are all yours??
Swampash, I have a boatload of vintage Jensen P12P speakers from all years, some are on Ebay and Reverb,( check ampking300 )on Ebay and Raymond's Gear Locker on Reverb, see if something hits you, I will give you a super deal as you are a fellow Ampeger. Also, have many other models of Jensens, but I always preferred the alnico P12P's they just sound really good with many of my old Ampegs/Fenders. Let me know,ray.Ray- Thanks for the introduction to Mitch Colby. He did respond and said he did lots of work on your collection. Unfortunately he is very busy and would not be able to look at the M-12 for some time. Rudy's Guitars recommended a local tech in New Rochelle, NY. On another note I'm thinking about speaker options if I don't love the speaker which appears to be a CTS square magnet ceramic? Not 100% sure what's in there. It not a Jensen. Any suggestions on a good option for this amp? Anyone? Thanks
Mitch, great talking to you the other day, really glad that you like the speaker that I sold to you and glad that Tom did a great job on your amp. This Eminence speaker is dated the 39th week of 1981 and is one of their generic square magnet speakers that they mostly used in the '70's/'80's. Good luck with your New/Old Stock Ampeg M12, Ray.Thanks very helpful anyway to identify the year model ect.
Blackie is a solid guy who does stellar work. Not sure how busy he is right now.Thanks its a fabulous collection Ray. Anyone in the NY Metro/CT/NJ know of a solid amp tech that knows Ampeg's.? I was considering Dave's Sound in Whippany NJ.
Mine is a 64 R12RB, also octals as pre-amp tubes, along with 7591 power tubes and a solid state rectifier. My other amps are a 69 Super Reverb and a 66 Deluxe Reverb. I can confirm that the old Ampegs are magical, this one is my bedroom favorite.I have a '63 Reverberocket with octals in the pre, a pair of 7591A power and a 5Y3.
It was so clean with vintage tubes that I had to snatch it. The original Jensen was blown, so a roundtrip at Weber for reconing and the whole thing sounds amazing honestly. Am a jazz guy on an ES-335 and I do believe there is some magic between Ampegs and humbuckers.
The reverb sounds great, the vibrato is power tube grid-based and sounds great. And the whole package looks great honestly. I love this amp.
However, they are pretty tricky to service/work on, very tight space.
But patience and it works great.
Nice Friend!!! The Local Jam leader played through a Vintage Ampeg Jet 12. SO impressed I bought one with reverb, Vol, Treble and Bass. Loved it and got a back up. Then got one with single Tone control and tremolo and reverb. I added a Courtesy outlet on back to easily hook up pedal power. Amp is great with and without pedals. Lightweight. 35 lbs VS a much Heavier Deluxe Reverb, or Mesa Boogie. Plenty of Volume out of 20 watts. Suggest changing the speaker ton a 25 or 50 Watt Selection. The Stock Ampeg Speaker is weak. The Election blows it away. My third Ampeg still has an Eminence in it which is good. But probably would be better with Celestion. I put the 50 watt in the first and will put the 25 watt Green back in the second. ROCK. These are great. 90's reissues are very nice as well and use 12 Ax7 tubes and EL -84 Power tubes which are common in many amps including small Marshall Combos.Good friend of mine gifted me an Ampeg 1961 M-12. Its needs some work but I'm excited to get it working. I was curious if there are any folks here who know about these vintage Ampeg's. Pre-amp octal tubes are 6ls7, Power tubes 6V6 and a 5Y3 rectifer. Thanks