1950s Amp

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Markkkky, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Markkkky

    Markkkky Electromatic

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    Aug 26, 2017
    Cincinnati
    Does anyone know of some good "rocket age" styled amps? I feel like I'm past due for a new amp and want a 50s looking tube amp to complement by Airline H59. I so far have found the fender vaporizer and the ibanez tsa5tvr as my options.

    Thanks-Marky
     
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Fender Excelsior, or some of the Vintage 47 offerings.
     
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  3. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

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    Vintage 47's are really really good and not just for the money... I can't believe their pricing sometimes.
     
  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    I got my '36 Coupe.. used...for a steal. It is a tone monster

    coupe.jpg !!!
     
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  5. 6124Bassman

    6124Bassman Gretschie

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    May 20, 2018
    Tempe, Arizona
    You could look at old harmony and airline amps. Have that ‘50s look and sound but are usually on the cheaper side
     
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  6. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Vero Amps has a nice art deco style happening. Maybe that's not 50s...but still fun to look at.
     
  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    How about a Nocturne Amp. I'm partial to the Moonshine, someday maybe I can get one.

    Nocturne Moonshine

    I guess its more 40's but a Special cab might be an option. Get the look you like.
     
  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Depending on how deep yer pockets are,Tone King Galaxy!:cool:

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  9. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Belfast Norn Iron
    Tone King Imperial MKII.

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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Tone King Falcon.

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  11. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Any of you ever played a Tone King? Very curious about these models. In particular, I'd like to know how volume changes across channels.
     
  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    That so reminds me of our living room in the sixties. Granted my memory than is foggy I was not very old.

    @Markkkky is it just the look you’re after? You could just order up a custom cab for something you already have. I am considering doing such for the little BanTamP AtomiC.
     
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  13. Markkkky

    Markkkky Electromatic

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    Aug 26, 2017
    Cincinnati
    Yeah those are some pretty good ones the reason I liked the Ibanez tsa5tvr is because it was kinda like the tone king galaxy. I also might look into the silvertone/valco amps since they're straight from the period.
     
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  14. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    Atomic era circuit or Atomic era styling? Its not too hard to cover an amp cab in zodiac sparkle and accent appropriately :)
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  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Can't go wrong with a tweed Fender or a nice brown Magnatone.
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Like a '58 Mag 280!o_O 20180613_181300.jpg the little 213 Pac Amp is from '62.
     
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  17. find yourself an old Gibson amp from the 50s.
     
  18. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I had two of these Valco made Bronson amps back in the day and they were KILLER! I think Vintage 47 is hand Screenshot_2018-06-13-19-13-02-1.png making these old circuits now, you should totally have a look at those.
     
  19. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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  20. CaliforniaSlim

    CaliforniaSlim Gretschie

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    Fender Excelsior




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