Just like that, I'm Keith Richards

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Tone Eee, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, Heathkit. Haven't thought about them in a while. I use to "live" inside those catalogues. They made some high quality audio components. They still command a decent price in the vintage market if they're in decent shape. Lafayette was a similar company. Kind of a higher quality Radio Shack. I still have a nice Lafayette receiver I bought in 1973 that, beyond a scratchy pot, works fine.
     
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    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    I had an Ampeg Jet with that style tolex on it. I stripped it off and found it had a very nice pine cabinet, which I sanded, stained and finished. Not bubinga, but damn nice looking. Sad part is, I gave that amp away.
     
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    In Junior High, my drummer and his dad made a fuzz box, either from a kit, or, more likely, from a schematic from somewhere. It had no controls, just on or off....and the biggest flaw was the button you stepped on with your foot you had to KEEP the button depressed or it would turn off. Since, back then, I didn't have much to compare it to, I thought it sounded pretty cool.....did the "Satisfaction" thing pretty good. Don't know whatever happened to it. Soon after I got a Vox Tone Bender, in the hammered gray pedal.....THAT I wish I still had! ;)
     
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    Greggorios Friend of Leo's

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    Hmmm...Maybe, maybe not...Keith used accordian on Talk is Cheap on a few songs. 'Course he didn't play it.. Buckwheat Dural did.
     
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    Those Geminis are great amps. I have a Reverberocket from the same era. It is supposedly rated at 18 watts but at 12 o'clock on the volume it sounds sweet and keeps up with our drummer just fine. These amps are way undervalued when compared to Fenders of the era. Good deal. While the Harmony guitar was cool looking, the Gemini is a better tool in the arsenal IMHO. Congrats!
     
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    [QUOTE="Tone Eee, post: 8847620, member: 140707].. though it's monstrously big and bulky for the amount of sound you get out of it.
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    Nice amps, but that’s exactly why I sold mine.

    If I’m gonna schlep something like that, it better have power to match.
     
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    The ugly one.
     
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    Love old Ampegs !

    I would think it's be louder than what you're describing though.
    Has it been serviced lately? If not or if you don't know that'd be my first order of business.
    After that, I'm not sure exactly what speaker it has, but some of the OEM one's back then weren't real efficient. (that isn't always a bad thing)
    Then again some old Ampegs don't seem as loud as some old Fenders, so there's that. :)
     
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    Congratulations Keith, could I bum a cig and a couple of hundred pounds
     
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