Nice amp...It was made the same year I was born...Great vintage.... :icon_thumright:Superlizard said:I checked out the speaker (Oxford 25w) codes and says it was built the 9th week of 1967.
So, the tail end of the Blackface era.
Has a pair of original RCA 6V6GTAs, an org. Telefunken 12AT7 for the PI, org. Amperex, Bugle Boy and RCA in the preamp to round out the lot. All of them phenomenal t00bs made back when t00b quality and tone didn't suck - like they mostly do today. The RCA 6V6s and the Telefunken are surely the most valuable here.
Plugged in last night.
Very warm, smooth with "liquidy" mids and sparkly top end. Nicely touch-sensitive thanks to the t00b rectifier. Sounds great with my Crunchbox as well.
May need power caps; I was getting pops and cracks here and there... then again, perhaps a lengthy power-on-but-don't-play session will reform them.
This is what real tone is all about: a simple t00b amp circuit which allows your guitar's nuances (wood construction, pickups, parts) to come through. No layering of fuzzy, buzzy crap on the natural tone.
Patrick from Davis said:The pops and crackling are probably dust. Clean the pots, jacks, and tube sockets with some electronics cleaner and it usually goes away. I hate to sound obvious but clean it at least three times if you are going to, especially on those jacks. All kinds of funk builds up there, and not the good stuff. A ten dollar fix never sounded so good.
DangerousR6 said:Dude that's awesome, those tubes are as old as I am. I've read stories of people finding tubes from way back in the 40's. Boxes of them people have found just sitting on shelves long lost and oblivious to the people around at how valuable they are to tone junkies..... :icon_biggrin: