Funky amps you have spotted

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  1. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    It was like 400.00 when i saw it, just enough to cool me off.
     
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    A buddy of mine had one of those style Fender solid state amps when we were kids. I think it was called a RAD. It was a crunchy little sucker.
     
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    20200419_080508.jpg lol. My hw 5w 10" combo.
     
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    Some things are better left unseen.
     
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    Saw this thing called a Overdrive Special once, pretty '80s funk lookin, kinda Peavish, think it was Kirk Hammet's.
     
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    You should have purchased the Balbwin amp if it was not overpriced. That looks like a nice one in great shape. Pretty much a Fender clone from the 60's. Band mates had that one in 1967. Sounded great back then.

    Vox VX1. Looks like a plastic toy, but not after you play it. Serious sound amp for what it is. Easy to transport, very light, but very heavy in sound. Practice or recording amp.
     
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    I didn't take a pic, but at my local used/funky/offbeat music store, there is one of those Sound City Concord amps with the slider controls. Haven't plugged it in, but apparently those sliders contributed to a lot of noise. Don't know if the Fanes are still in it. Always thought the sliders were a goofy idea.
     
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    HEY!!! Funny, but at the store where I saw the Sound City Concord, are TWO of those crazy Univox's. I'm tempted to plug into one just for fun.
     
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    Rickenbacher Electro bass, probably WW-II since there isn't any fancy scrolled-R emblem and a house fuse, from a guy's basement - he used it around Green Bay during high school, mouse built a nest and some water stain. I'm not into restoring = if any of you out there are.

    1 Front.JPG 3 Open Back.jpg
     
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    Is that a cigarette lighter plug on the rear panel ?
     
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    Looks like the old style residential fuse holder for screw in glass fuses. That is a really vintage amp. Also notice that it has no output transformer and those two caps on either side of the speaker.
     
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    I bet Uncle Doug would love that, it would make a great video.
     
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    Yep, Circa 98. Got two half stacks also. Supposed Gibson’s attempt to create a JCM800 eater...
     

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