Amplifiers & Amp Parts
Updated 22 April 2006
The Holy Grail of Blues Amps:
50s Fender Bassman with 4-10" speakers. This was used by some of the greatest blues
musicians on Planet Earth, and accompanied many more of them. We're selling this for the owner on
consignment. Call for a list of the musicians who've played through it. Talk about Mojo! This
has got it! $3400
This is a trio of amplifiers that I have selected to offer at bargain prices. I really like
these amps because they're upholstered in a blonde tweed fabric that is reminiscent of the 50s era
* Fender® amps. In fact, they look very similar.
bedroom-style amp. Its pretty loud with distortion, but definitely in the realm of a practice
(G-12) The garage jam amp. It gets pretty loud. It is rated at 20 watts
and has reverb. Your folks or neighbors will definitely yell "TURN IT DOWN!" $100
(G-13) Closed back bass practice amp. Its not loud enough to perform with, but
loud enough to practice and jam with. They all come with headphone jacks and alot of adjustable
tone settings. If you play it loud with the headphones, you'll probably be saying
"WHAT?" for the rest of your life anytime someone talks to you. $100
(G-14) Professional quality heavy-duty guitar cable/patch cord. Connect your instrument to
the amp. There's alot of cheap cords that just crap out on you -- I won't be bothered with them.
I'd rather just offer this one really good one that comes with a five-year warranty. You could
probably spend $20 for something like this of USA quality. I sell it for $8.
REFRESHED AND REFURBISHED
Fender® VibroChamp, Silverface. Sounds good. Replaced speaker, cabinet, knobs,
screws, chassis straps, phono plug and speaker terminals and wires. Totally cleaned and polished.
AMPLIFIERS FROM THE 60s and 70s
Fender® Champ, Silverface. Sounds okay. Needs cabinet, broken tube socket, lamp bulb
and jewel, three knobs, speaker, 6V6 tube. Replaced parts: #47 lamb bulb, jewel, knobs, speaker,
6V6 tube, cabinet, tube socket. Swapped cabinet from VibroChamp) Swapped cabinet, replaced
speaker, replaced and rewired tube socket, circuit tested and verified.
Peavey Deuce. Excellent condition. Has noisy pots, switches, funny, low power. The unit
was disassembled, cleaned all pots and controls, check switching, functions okay. General
inspection shows that the tubes test okay, but not great.
® Deluxe Solid State Amplifier. Excellent condition. Amp sounds fine; channel
switching is not right. Reverb and effects work fine. Channel 1 inoperative in channel 1 mode.
Channel 1 works fine in parallel mode and works fine in Channel 2 input using channel switching
mode. Probable CMOS logic switching chip is out. Unit not repaired.
Fender® Power Amplifier. Make: SRA400, Good condition. Fuse cap was wrong style,
fuse okay. 1khz tone checks fine, program source on line input works fine, LEDs work and track
together. Required fuse cap. Amp works fine, customer called about it. I'll notify him the amp
is okay. Customer's name is Bobby....
Fender® Concert Amplifier Circa 1981. Excellent condition. 1 6L6 not lighting. Fuse
is good. Channel 2 non-functional, Channel 1 low volume, reverb non-functional, excessive
distortion at low volume, no clean sound. Cleaned tube sockets, tubes tested all okay not great,
two ad 12AX7s replaced, cleaned all pots and controls, checked circuits and switching, reverb
repaired. The amp cooks!
1986 Fender® Bassman Amp Head. Make: A44372 (chassis). Good condition. Small tear
and dent in tolex, straps and handle rusty, slight rust on power xfmr. 6L6 tubes test a little
low. 7025 preamp tubes good but microphonic. Some bulging in filter caps. Needs nut for 1 input
jack, screws for output xfmr. Hum in normal channel. Works okay. Pots dirty. Replaced AC cord,
replaced all filter and cathode bypass caps, rewired bias and output sections to Blackface
Fender® specifications. Painted chassis straps and screws lack anti-rust, painted power xfmr
black anti-rust. repaired Tolex, cleaned and polised. Bias adjustment.
Mystery Amp Head. Stereo 6L6s with 2 output transformers. Good condition, no handle,
slight rust on power xfmr. 6l6 tubes test a little low. 12AX7 preamp tubes good but microphonic.
Some bulging in filter caps. Hum in normal channel. Works okay. Pots dirty. Has metallic
tone, clean, lots of hard-edged highs. Checked out and tested. Rewired output transformers to
regular Switchcraft jacks. replaced all filter caps. Replaced wood chassis side piece.
Silvertone Twin Twelve Amp Head . Cabinet joint loose. Reglued wood cabinet and
reinforcoed. Cleaned and polished.
Silertone Twin Twelve Amp Head. No s/n apparent. Excellent overall condition. Cabinet
excellent condition, chassis and front panel very good condition. Slight hum, no problem, looks
like filter caps have been changed. Tubes test excellent. Some are original Silvertone tubes.
Reverb works good. Funky screwdriver slot master volume control replaced input jack 2 of Channel
1. Some rust on switch hardware. Some rust on power transformer. Three tube shields missing.
TONS OF TONE! ELMORE TONE! THIS IS THE REAL THING! This is the only place you can get this kind
of tone. Big, crunchy, sustain, handsful of fat, screaming lead notes. Just like all your
favorite blues recordings. This is what they used!
Mod. DM-25. No s/n evident, stowaway head. Dooky green frog splatter paint job on amp
head. Speaker cab. good condition; some wear on comers. Small tear in grille cloth. Speaker
jack has been installed in amp and cabinet. Rust on handle, some rust and corrosion on chassis
and front panel. Rust on power transformer. Missing two knobs. Amp hums, volume seems okay.
Reverb works fine, trem okay. ONE MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF TONE! Deluxe Reverbs move over! You
can't get this tone anywhere else. Big, bluesy, full sounding, with EL84 patented distortion.
Not real pretty but it's seen alot in 45 years. Pot codes dated 1965. New filter caps, good
tubes, good speaker. 25 watts of BLUE TUBE POWER!
Kustom Amplifiers (2). Serial number K188800, Serial Number K203203. Good condition
overall, no rips, tears. etc. Both sound good, no apparent problems. Surprisingly good sound for
SS amps. Reverb works, Master volume works. Good little combo amps. Surprising sound in an amp
like these. Checked out amps functionality.
Danelectro Combo Amp. Model DM-25. No s/n evident, stowaway head. Speaker cabinet good
condition, some wear on comers of amp and cabinet. Rust on handle, some rust and corrosion on
chassis and front panel. Rust on power transformer. Overall very good condition. Original Jensen
speaker. Speaker wires changed to 1/4" plug and 1/4" inline jack. Amp hums, volume seems okay.
Reverb works fine, trem okay. Needs two 27189 tubes. Replaced filter caps. Put new parts under
chassis and left old can cap to keep the hole filled. Cleaned front panel, chassis and cabinet.
TWO MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF TONE! Deluxe Reverbs move over! Big, bluesy, full sounding, with
7189 patented distortion. Not real pretty but it's seen alot in 45 years. Pot codes dated 1965.
New filter caps, good tubes, good Jensen 12" speaker. 25 watts of BLUE TUBE POWER!
Amplifier Repair & Stuff
Dave Hodtwalker is the steward -- our guru -- of Subway's amplifiers and parts. Dave has been a
neighbor, a customer and associate for some 25 years. Now he's moving into the repair and
customizing business. Take it from me: he's the dude. So check out his FATHER'S AMP REPAIR website or email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These "kits" contain the most expensive parts of the amp. The kits were going to become
a "boogie" style amp, small one 12" speaker and a 100 watts. You can turn them into
whatever you want. The "kit" includes:
- Cabinet: A complete x x
professionally tolexed (black) cabinet. Steel corners, glides, handle, dadoed baffle and separate
framed grill cloth are included.
- Chassis: Professionally folded, punched and
stamped STEEL chassis designed to fix into our cabinets. Bottom punched for the transformers
(output & power), 5 preamp tubes and 4 power tubes. Front is punched with 13 holes for input,
effects in & out, tone & volume pots. Use them all or make a face plate to cover the empty
holes. Back is pouched for power, standby, ground and extension outlet. Also in the back panel
there are 12 holes for output, reverb, and any other switches you desire.
- Transformers: Power and output rated for 100 watt setup.
NOS Fender® Fiberboards A throw back in time these Fiberboards were the innards to
the Fender® Rhodes pianos. Now you can use the boards to replaced burnt out boards in amps.
The NOS capacitors and carbon comp resistors are the same values used in Fender® amps and can
be scavenged for your restoration projects. Most boards contain Sprague orange drops and the
standard blue "drops" by Mallory.
NOS Fender® Output Stages Again
for the Fender® Rhodes Piano these are the final solid state output stages from the Rhodes
setup of the seveties and early eighties. These are pretty high tech stages and will take some
tinkering to get them to work. Great for hybrid amp designs.
Transformers All of
our transformers are NOS some Fender® some equivalents.
Transformers For solid state designs these are hard to find high quality toridals.
1. Primary: 117 @ 60 Hz, Secondary: 2x 31 volts at 8 amps
2. Primary: 117 @ 60 Hz, Secondary: 2x 45 volts at 8 amps
Hard to find Electrolytic Caps Brand Rated
STM 10500 mfd @ 75 VDC
Sangamo 10500 mfd @ 75 VDC
Mepco 36000 mfd @ 68 VDC
Sprague 36000 mfd @ 75 VDC
Mallory 9300 mfd @ 40 VDC
Heat Sink Blanks Small: 4"x 2 3/8" with five fins, great mounted "mesa
style" near the power tubes
Large: 16 " x 3 " with 9 fins. Cut to fit your
* Fender® is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
E-mail Eric the specialist with this stuff, for
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is no refund for shipping.
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