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What is the oldest amp that you own?

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Joe_Tone, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. MarkWW

    MarkWW Tele-Meister

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    My oldest is a 1964 Ampeg Gemini II

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    Followed by it's younger 1967 sibling...

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  2. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

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    65 Super Reverb ( in newer cab ) a 67 Selmer 15w ( that I never use , but it got me started messing with amps ) 74 Super , and finally : a 1974 Bandmaster Reverb head. I have a few newer amps Classic 30 , Vox etc , but I have no idea how old they are !
     
  3. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    71 Siverface Bassman head.
     
  4. steve p

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    1964 AC30TB. The speakers are 50 years old in April and sound wonderful.
     
  5. FenderLover

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    Oldest? Hmm...
    1948 Gibson GA-25
    1948 Gibson GA-25 (chassis only)
    1948 Gibson GA-50
    1950 Gibson GA-75
    1952 Gibson GA75W
    1956 Fender Deluxe

    Those are the ones older than I am anyway.

    You also asked if age was an issue. If they are maintained, and eventually they all get recapped, they can go several more decades until the next rebuild. So no, it's no issue, you just gotta like what you hear - new or old matters not.
     
  6. FiddlinJim

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    '47 Vega Commander here.
     
  7. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

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    Mid '70s Mesa Boogie
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  8. bigmuff113

    bigmuff113 Friend of Leo's

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    You don't own any older tweeds? Surprising...
     
  9. bigmuff113

    bigmuff113 Friend of Leo's

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    1987 JCM800


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  10. OlRedNeckHippy

    OlRedNeckHippy Friend of Leo's

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    1967 PR. It was my Drummer's Dad's.
    Been giging it steady for a year now, no major issues. It's about due for it's annual check-up at the amp doc's.
     

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  11. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

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    I own a 1965 AB763 Twin Reverb, modified, and a stock mint 1966 AB763 Super Reverb.

    Also a 1969 Princeton Reverb that is heavily modified by our own muchxs.

    I'm set for awhile me thinks.
     
  12. Newzpix

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    1956 Premier 110
    1958 Fender Deluxe
     
  13. DaBender

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    Hey, I found a picture of my old Gretsch. I thought I was out of luck because it's in the shop right now.
     

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  14. chezdeluxe

    chezdeluxe Poster Extraordinaire

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    63 Brown Deluxe
     
  15. trev333

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    an Oz made Goldentone Reverbmaster 40 from '65... the Vase cab is nearly as old...:cool:
     

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  16. tweedtone

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    Early '50s Supro tweed with a field coil speaker. Phenomenal amp for slide with a P-90. Yowza!
     
  17. Starrman44

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    1962 Brownie Princeton. Just picked it up yesterday. Still the honeymoon face. Responds real well to varying attack. Also great for playing with just fingers. I might move it to pick up one in a little better condition, though.
     
  18. soulman969

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    I had an 1860's steam powered one a while back but the boiler blew so I had to junk it. ;)

    Not very old I guess because I'd say it's my mid or late 90s Blues Cube.
     

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  19. Spontaneous

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    You guys have some nice old amps. My oldest is a 1960 Tweed Deluxe, all original except a couple tubes. Sounds awesome.
     
  20. Lowbassnotes

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    30's Ric M-10 with repro black walnut cabinet. It sounds like a Champ with a 10" Jensen and works great.
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