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#1
Ok, i'm not looking to buy anything, but i was just wondering about this.


I know that there are tons of old guitar brands that no longer exist that were around in the 60's and 70 and that they made some pretty cool and funky guitars. Are there the same sorta company's for tube amps? Meaning, are some old vintage tube amplifiers that i could find for cheap that would sound nifty?

i dont know this question is really answerable easily, but i decided to run it up the flag-pole to see if anyone saluted.

thanks!
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#2
craigslist??
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#3
well, just for the heck of it, old tube amps OR solid state
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#4
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craigslist??

.... i know where to look but i dont know what to look for. im digging around ebay right now. like i said, i dont want to buy anything. i dont have the money, but i was just looking around and was wondering
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#5
one brand that is still around that makes killer tube amps is orange,
most of the brands that were around then that arent now is because they werent very good
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#6
Quote by raymo39
one brand that is still around that makes killer tube amps is orange,
most of the brands that were around then that arent now is because they werent very good



nah, its now a different company with different amps.
#8
dunno if these were around during those times specifically, but Gibson tube amps (Goldtone, etc.), Dr. Z makes some really good vintage type ones, Dumbles (good luck, most expensive amps on the market pretty much if you can even find one), Victoria amps, and of course Fender
Ibanez PGM100
Taylor 314-CE
Peters Chimera
Orange PPC212 w/ Celestion V30 and Celestion G12-75
#9
The brands that have succeeded in living on were the good amps. eg jimi hendrix used a marshall in the 60s. marshall have continued and are very successful to this day. unfortunately the names you dont here any more are names that arent very good unfortunately.
although if looking for a cheap,good sounding tube amp check out bugera 333xl
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#10
if they were unheard of, no one would know about them to post

+1 to sunn, awesome, but they're hardly obscure.
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#11
The only ones I know of well is Kalamazoo, Danelectro, and Silvertone.
I played a Kalamazoo solidstate, and it sounded pretty nice actually.
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#13
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#14
http://cgi.ebay.com/1967-Traynor-YBA-1-Bass-Master-amp-Bassmaster-vintage_W0QQitemZ280299049447QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_2?hash=item280299049447&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A570|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

maybe a little pricey but it's PTP and they sound good. Definitely not unheard of though.

Wow, these things doubled in price the past year. about this time last year I was looking at all kinds selling for 300-400.
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#15
The YBA-1 is a sweet amp, very Marshall like tone.

There are lot of old vintage tube amps from the '60s and '70s, but truth are, most of them just don't really sound all that great.
#17
In Australia, we had Wasp, who were known as the Australian Marshall (although in reality their tone was probably somewhere between Marshall and Hiwatt). I think (don't quote me) Nick Cave's first band used them for a while.
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#20
I friend of mine has a Charlton Reverb amp, I think it is 30watts but could be less. Have anyone heard of them? Got it from his dad
#21
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Since when are sunn amps old and obscure?


Since they were made the 60's. I don't know how old you are, but feels pretty old to me.

This forum is definitely one the bigger ones out there. How many people have sunn's here? I think I may have seen one or two people besides myself with one.

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#22
Dave Gilmour used to use Selmer amps, they fetch quite a lot on ebay for the more desireable models.
#24
Yeah, I believe Marshall stopped making real Parks a while ago.
And yeah, they all got turned into MGs I believe
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#25
Heres a good one ,, its called ,,,,,,,,Ledgend,,,,,,60 watt class a wood cabinet with a bambo like grill like the old boogies. I saw one on Ebay just the other day went for around two hundred bucks. These are likker amps if you can find one. Freakin loud , killer class a clean tones.
#26
you can take old tube pa heads and stereo amps and turn them into sweet guitar amps for dirt cheap.
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#27
I'll second the Kalamazoo or old Gibson amps. A friend of mine has a Kalamazoo and a hollow body and it sounds incredible after the tube change and cap job. The old speaker is still performing miracles with tone. I think it's about 40-50 yrs old and it cost him $125 off of craigslist.
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#28
Ampeg, Sunn, Matamp, Silvertone, Supro, Magnatone, Guyatone, Harmony, and a few others I can't think of right now for true vintage amps.

Oh, and RCA, Rickenbacker and Gibson. Epiphone made amps way back then, too.
#30
Yeah, I would have said the old gibson amps, but they're fairly well known .
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#32
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Yeah, I would have said the old gibson amps, but they're fairly well known .

Not teh amps
#33
I found this one brand on ebay yesterday, called Sovtek. they were made in Russia during the early 90's (yea, totally not the 60's or 70's but heck, it's my thread anyways :p they have two models that i have found so far the Mig-50 and the Mig-100, and from the youtube videos that i have found, sound pretty good
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#34
Quote by chea_man
you can take old tube pa heads and stereo amps and turn them into sweet guitar amps for dirt cheap.



ive heard of this, how might one do it tho?
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#35
Quote by imgooley
Ampeg, Sunn, Matamp, Silvertone, Supro, Magnatone, Guyatone, Harmony, and a few others I can't think of right now for true vintage amps.

Oh, and RCA, Rickenbacker and Gibson. Epiphone made amps way back then, too.

This.
#37
Quote by bored_maniac33
I found this one brand on ebay yesterday, called Sovtek. they were made in Russia during the early 90's (yea, totally not the 60's or 70's but heck, it's my thread anyways :p they have two models that i have found so far the Mig-50 and the Mig-100, and from the youtube videos that i have found, sound pretty good

Yeah< i've played a Sovtek Mig 50. Pretty nice amp.
#38
Quote by chea_man
me and a friend of mine did it to an old tube PA head. it works great.

here is a tutorial for it.
http://www.geofex.com/article_folders/old2new.htm



ah, cool! thanks!!
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#39
no problem!
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#40
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I found this one brand on ebay yesterday, called Sovtek. they were made in Russia during the early 90's (yea, totally not the 60's or 70's but heck, it's my thread anyways :p they have two models that i have found so far the Mig-50 and the Mig-100, and from the youtube videos that i have found, sound pretty good



Sovtek is a well known brand.. tubes, big muffs, etc..

Amps aren't so well known. There are many more than two models though, there's also an MIG-60, MIG-30, and then there are the H's also. Like a Sovtek MIG100H is different than an MIG100 (H has more gain I believe).

an MIG50 is my next amp.

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