* NVAD - 1960 Fender Tweed Tremolux Big Box 5G9 *

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  1. sgtsteiner

    sgtsteiner Tele-Meister

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    (WARNING -- If you're not into Tweed Porn, this post probably ain't for you :)

    Well, it took it me a solid year, but I finally found my Big Box Fender Tweed Tremolux 5G9. A long-time Gear Pager made me a square deal and hooked me up via PM. I can't thank him enough for reaching out to me. Cheers DP! Here's to making a bucket list purchase come true --

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    She's pretty much all-original -- OT, PT, speaker. The exceptions are the handle, some caps, etc. -- tune-up stuff needed to be done so she can be PLAYED, not entombed in some stock broker's home vault or some equally evil such place :)

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    The Jensen was toast, so I had one of L.A.'s finest go Kurt Mueller on the recone. Great call. Then I had my good friend Billy Yates (formerly of The Outlaws and owner/builder of Red Jones Amps) work her over and replace the only four original caps that weren't up to speed. Billy is one of So Cal's finest working on amps, and beyond that he's a RIDICULOUS player. Check out these two clips of him test-driving his handiwork on this amp --



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow3i-_Oor8w



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGr8g_vwIKI

    So that's the story. Tonight I'm sitting here with a vintage amp I've long wanted to own, having already driven both my GF and my cat outdoors by cranking some of my sloppiest Little Feat licks. Hey, it's good to be the King! One more sincere thanks to DP, Billy and Leo Fender. Without 'em, I wouldn't even be writing this post.

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  2. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Great. Congrats.
    Nice to have a dream realised.
     
  3. andyfromdenver

    andyfromdenver Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulations! I can see your smile from here :)
     
  4. SamClemons

    SamClemons Poster Extraordinaire

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    Gorgeous amp, you need to take the handle off and drag it behind your car for a few weeks, leave it out in the rain, etc.
     
  5. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

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    That is wonderful. Such a great amp. Congrats man!
     
  6. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Beautiful amp.

    Congrats and enjoy.
     
  7. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

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    Nice.
     
  8. sgtsteiner

    sgtsteiner Tele-Meister

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    Anyone know where I can score a cover for this beauty? Does somebody still make the original-style Victoria Luggage Co. amp covers?
     
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    sounds GREAT! congrats!
     
  10. tedro

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    not sure about the style you asked about, but:
    D2F, talk to Tom:
    http://www.d2fcovers.com/
    i get the padded ones. be sure to tell him if you want a "flap" to go under the handle!
     
  11. leebman

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    Very nice I am very jealous I wish more good tweed stuff was available over here.
     
  12. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

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    I bought a Tuki cover.
     
  13. FiddlinJim

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    Is that one of them there digital modeling amps?

    You take good care of each other.
     
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    Lovely man. IMO one of the sweetest amps Leo made. A pair 6V6's in the bigger box for breathing room. Nice. Enjoy!
     
  15. Kid Kactus

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    Great amp! Enjoy.
     
  16. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    Wow. Just Wow.
     
  17. sgtsteiner

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    Thanks for all the kind words and the links, fellas. Greatly appreciated.

    Probably gonna measure her out and go for the Tuki. Have one I bought in '95 for my '65 Fender BF DR and it's been worth every penny. Certainly this killer Tremolux deserves the same treatment :D
     
  18. teleamp

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    Congrats, nice amp... I sold mine to Dave Hunter.
     
  19. BiggerJohn

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    They probably already have the dimensions. They built one for me years ago.
     
  20. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, she's a looker !

    Mojo for days!

    Can you tell me what model # that Jensen special design speaker is?
     
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