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Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by calebaaron666, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I listed my partscaster on cList Saturday morning, and made a deal for a sweet old raunchy amp.

    Traded with a fella for this 1962 Danelectro Model 291 Explorer.
    It’s 30 watts and has a 15” speaker.
    All original parts except the power tubes were replaced at some point.
    It sounds awesome! The tremolo is great, and it breaks up really well about 1/2 up.
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    The first channel makes some noise however, and it has a scary old 2-prong plug.

    I brought it directly to my amp guy’s workshop and asked him to replace the plug with a 3 prong, and do whatever he see’s fit to make it a gigging amp. He’s very good about fixing what needs it, and leaving everything that works the heck alone.
    Hope to have it back in a couple weeks.

    No reverb unfortunately. Luckily I got gadgets for that.
    Here’s a few more pictures
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  2. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    381
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Love the bug zapper cage on those things. And chock full of dusty, musty guitar-cable-amp goodness inside!
     
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    573
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    That's not a bug zapper cage - that's a grill for frying hot dogs!
     
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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Yeah man. It looks cool with the tubes glowing.
    This baby is in serious need of bath though.
     
  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I’ll grab a back of Fenway franks to try that the first time I gig with it!
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  6. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    381
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    I thought the ‘76 JMPs were the ones with the barbecue grills.
     
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  7. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Very cool, congrats.
     
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  8. ramjac

    ramjac Gretschie

    381
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    I have a Silvertone 1482 that I don’t think will ever stop smelling like hot dust-coated tubes.
     
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  9. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Age:
    53
    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
    Nice!!! Cool looking old amp.. Enjoy!
     
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  10. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
  11. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  12. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Congrats, very cool.
     
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  13. Outlaw

    Outlaw Synchromatic

    564
    Jul 13, 2011
    UK
    cool!
    I love 15" speakers, what make is the speaker?
    what kind of tubes?
     
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Very cool looking amp . Enjoy and congrats
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, cool trade!
     
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  16. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    66
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Looks interesting
     
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I see 6L6's, these amps are very similar to Silvertone's of the era (also Dano made) which usually sported Jensen's.... Lets hope!
     
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  18. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    The power tubes are 6L6’s. I’m not sure about the others.
    Still has the original Jensen!
     
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  19. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Age:
    55
    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    That's a beauty, congrats!

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
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  20. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats Cale! I love that you got it right in to a tech to get it in shape for a gig.
     
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