SOLD Gretsch 6161 Electromatic Twin Amp

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by drmilktruck, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very Good condition 1961 Gretsch 6161 Electromatic Twin Amplifier. Only significant flaw is some binding rot in the piping with a previous owner's attempts to cover it up with cream paint. Grille cloth is near perfect with intact logo. Includes working foot switch. Upgraded power cord to modern three prong but old one is included. Some new tubes. Foot switch appears to never have been out of the packaging.

    $1199 plus fully insured shipping to the US only. (Per UPS may be $150, depending on location) PayPal or Venmo only.

    From the Blue Book:

    6161 ELECTROMATIC TWIN
    - 14W, 2 11 X 6 in. Elliptical speakers plus a 3 in. tweeter, six tube chassis preamp: 3 X 12AX7, power: 2 X 6973, rectifier: 5U4, two channels, tremolo, top control panel, three knobs, three knobs (v, tone, s), footswitch, available in three variations (tweed, first style Electromatic, and second style Electromatic), mfg. early 1950s-early 1960s.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2021
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Nice photos Jim and willing to ship ;) . Best with the sale
     
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  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    REALLY cool! If I still used amps, I’d snap this up! Somebody is gonna get a way cool piece here.
     
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: !

    Sometimes, I regret not to be in USA... :(

    A+!
     
  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sale pending locally.
     
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  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Toronto
    That is such a cool amp!
     
  7. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
  8. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

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    55
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    What a beautiful amp, Jim. You should really keep that.
     
  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Sold to Dan Murphy, former guitarist for Soul Asylum. Last year he recorded an album, so maybe we’ll see it used around town!



    I had to resist the urge to ask him about Dave Pirner and Winona Ryder.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2021
  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    62
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Congrats
     
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