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Unread 10-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ames amps?

I used to have an Ames amplifier head, probably made in the 70's but I can't remember....the knobs looked like a kitchen range! Was a 200w PA head. We got it from a relative's friend who used it in a church or something. He was pushing two homemade cabs with 15" speakers and piezio tweets. It never was too loud; prolly had bad tubes or the like. It was single channel of course, nice cleans when I plugged it in. Does anyone know anything about this brand? I'm sure it wasn't a goldmine, but the tubes might have been......

EDIT: I guess the name is spelled 'Aims'. I did find out that Randall bought them out and it was a few guys from Fender who started it. Any other info is appreciated!!
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Unread 10-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ames amps?

C'mon, Marty!!! You of all people should know about the tubes in this amp!!!
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Unread 05-07-2011, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ames amps?

I had a 120 watt Ames Research amp in the late 70's. Maby around 78 or so. I think I paid $50 for it. I played a Strat at the time and that amp had nice cleans but sould get very nice tones as you cranked it. It was loud through a 1960a though.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ames amps?

Heard they can sound rad from buds on another forum. Also heard they're a nightmare to work on from a tech standpoint. Like the worst parts of working on Ampegs, Peaveys, and PCB mounted Marshalls all in one amp.

They made a 6x10 tube guitar combo that looks awesome.
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