Old brown Fender I just found. Should I keep it?

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  1. Steve327

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    Just got this old thing from a storage locker auction. I don't know... has some rips in it and a couple bare spots in the tolex. One of the three speakers is a replacement. Hmm.... had to give $137 for it. Hope I didn't get gypped!:lol:

    The amp gods were looking down on me yesterday!

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    You should not keep it.




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  3. PA Woody

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    Yep, you got hosed. I'll save you and give you $140 for it. I'll even come pick it up. I'm just across the water from you.
     
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    Late to the party but if you want to sell it let me know ! (I ain't kidding)
     
  5. SamClemons

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    I will give you 250 for it and pay the shipping. You will turn a pretty good profit.
     
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    Really..... I mean.. it's really old, and it barely retained 1/2 of its initial purchase value.


    Tell you what... I'll go buy you a NEW one, and trade you straight-up (because I like you).

    The new one will have lost only 10-20% of it's purchase value, AND, you can sell it for more than $137 (making up for how you got ripped off).


    This seems fair. I'm doing this because I don't like seeing anyone get taken this time of year!
     
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    POS for sure
     
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    Dude, what ya wanna do with that shaggy ol' dirt box?

    take up one those offers and get rid of it - pronto! :D
     
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    NICE! you may have to do some work to it but that should be a keeper.
     
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    Yeah, I know what you mean. And it came with all the dirt attached. I hate that! I should really just take it down to the local music store and see if they would trade me a Crate GT30 for it. You know, I bet am amp that is a GT30 Must be similar to an AC30, right???

    I hate to think of spending too much time cleaning this tolex and finding that is actually looks kind of pink in color. I mean I am a guy. What would it look like to have a pink amp?:eek:

    On second thought I guess I should give it a chance. I mean it has that same kind of RCA jack on the back for the speaker. that could come in handy if I want to play it through my Panasonic stereo speakers from the 70s!

    decisions decisions.....
     
  12. SamClemons

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    I would almost drive to Seattle to get that...
     
  13. Wally

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    Great buy....with proper service it should give you years of service. It looks to be 100% orignal. Mesmerizing trem/vibrato function. What 'RCA speaker' jack are you talking about, though? I don't know what the market is on these today, but you hit the jackpot, for sure.
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    Wow, that thing is really rare, in fact I'm not even sure I've ever seen one. You have the original Jensens in it as well. This is the best storage locker, garage sale, pawn shop find of all time.
    You're not jerking us around are you?
     
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    Ahhh, the mysterious "PULSE" "ADJ" hole

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just a photo shopped Blues DeVille with a speaker missing or one of them Vibro Queens.

    That's the second brown amp I've seen that has a hole in the back that says "PULSE" above it with "ADJ" below it. I though maybe it had something to do with the trem, but then there doesn't seem to be anything behind the hole. Does it adjust something on another amp and was Leo trying to save money by using the same chassis with more than one amp?

    Oh, it's also amazingly clean inside, most amps of that vintage almost seem to be growing hair inside them from being inside smokey, greassy bars. Also and lot less rust than I'd expect in the Northwest in an area with salt air. (I grew up in Oregon)
     
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    Apparently, for a brief period of weeks in the span of the 5 preamp tube brown Bandmaster combo, the speaker output was and RCA jack like they used on the foot pedal. When they went to the 6 preamp tube version for it's brief production later in 1960 they switched back to the standard speaker out jack.

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    Oh my oh my...just look at that would ya...

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    Wow. Great find! Can someone fill us in on the details of this fine specimen? Were Brownface Bandmasters only made in small numbers for a few years? What it unique about them? I see 3 speakers seems rare. How many ohms does it see? Is 799 the SN, and there was 798 built before this one? Thanks.
     
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