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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. Octave Doctor

    Octave Doctor Tele-Afflicted

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    I have what seems to be a '40's Electromuse, 2x6SL7, 2x6V6GT. Two channels with a presence control, needs a new output tranny. Also a Decca chassis from the early '60's, found it laying in the neighbors' yard after they moved out. Sorta weird, it seems to be 2x6BQ5s in parallel.
     
  2. guitar1amp2000

    guitar1amp2000 Tele-Meister

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    These are my Pro's. The one on the left is from 54, the center is 62, and the one on the right is from 49.
     

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  3. telemnemonics

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    My oldest guitar amp is a '59 or '60 CF Martin 112T, followed by a '62 Reverberocket and a '63 Princeton, then a '66 Bassman and a '68 Twin, a '70 Traynor (YGA 20?), then some 70s amps including a '74 Marshall 50w Bass, and an original NH Bedrock.

    I think I have the third '62 R'Rocket in this thread, great amps with the big octal 6sl7/6sn7 preamp tubes and 6v6 power tubes.
    Mr Ampeg himself hated them because of the sustaining distortion, changing the design every couple of months to try to clean them up.
    And the CF Martin made by DeArmond must have been a flop at Martin as it was all nasty snarl that would make a Tweed Deluxe crawl under the rug while exploding a few D-28s.
    The 50w Marshall JMP OTOH has a nice big refined clean sound (up to 1 1/2).
     
  4. darkwaters

    darkwaters Friend of Leo's

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    59 Supro Super 1606

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  5. bparnell57

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    Early 60's, maybe late 50's danelectro rebranded Montgomery wards airline 8511 widow-maker amp... One of the line operated ones. But I've made it safe and it's tweed cab rocks with 2 watts of tube distortion with a pentode preamp and a weber CVC 8... Hahaha
     
  6. studio1087

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    69 Champ

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  7. Tatercaster

    Tatercaster Friend of Leo's

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    '61 Princeton
     
  8. nixdad

    nixdad Tele-Meister

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    Oldest Amp

    '66 Minuteman-2 Amperex EL84's, looking to trade up to one of those Fender thingies...
    Keeping the other problem children, though.
     
  9. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

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    Wow a lot of nice old amps you guys have, we need to arrange a time and hit a universal E chord or something.
     
  10. ThermionicScott

    ThermionicScott Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Charlie Christian amp!! Can you post any pictures, please? :D

    (Sadly, I don't have much to contribute to this thread. The oldest amps I own are the Weber tweed kits I built ~10 years ago.)
     
  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Left to right 1949 Pro Mp, 1949 Deluxe, 1952 Pro Amp. I have a "few" 60's amps and a couple of 70's

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  12. Monotremata

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    Used to be a 66 Bassman but the misses dad reclaimed it for gigging. Now its my 82 JCM800 2204..
     
  13. twintwelve

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    The oldest I currently have is my rattiest Silvertone 1484-1963
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    I have also held onto my 1971 0r 2 Princeton Reverb Head.
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    I've had to sell several of my fav's in the last decade, most painful being a early "60's Fender Brown Tolex Vibrolux, and a 1959 Magnatone Custom 280A.
     
  14. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Friend of Leo's

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    Lots of cool old amps posted.......

    My current oldest are a pair of minty 74's - a SFDR & SFSR.
     
  15. ThreePeace

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    1964 Deluxe Reverb. Just gigged with it Friday night.

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    Wow, looks brand new!
     
  17. gridlock

    gridlock Poster Extraordinaire

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    So nice. I'd be almost afraid to gig with that.

    Nice amp.
     
  18. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Friend of Leo's

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    Old Brownie

    I got her in '83.
    She's a '61 or '62.Not sure.

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  19. bettyseldest

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    Am I the only one who held onto that pos which was their first amplifier. In 1973, after a five months of sharing a mates 10w practice amp. I took my £20 (about 8 weeks at 28p per hour working for ASDA, now Walmart, after school) along to the local pawn shop to see what it would buy. My RSC phantom 50 has two inputs each with a volume control, along with a shared tone and master volume, into a 12" Fane speaker. It did clean, and that is it. For nearly 20 years it was my only amplifier, in the 90's it did duty as a keyboard amp, bass practice amp or powered monitor, but has not been used since about 1996. Since then it has sat in the loft, can't think anyone would want to buy it.
     
  20. SPUDCASTER

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    My first amp. An early 60's Supro 1688TN.

    Has the accordion input if you ever run into an electric accordion player.:eek:

    Still has the original RCA's in it.

    Had to have one of the Jensen's reconed.
     
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