#1
So I'm looking for an amp, because I'm sick of mine. I'm just trying to get a cheap, smallish one, so I looked on craigslist and I found an Airline amp someone was selling. I've never even heard of that brand so I have nothing to go off of, so I was wondering if anyone knew anything about them.


The post describes the amp as this:
Vintage Airline Model #62-9013 1x12 Tube Combo
Manufactured in the 1960's by Montgomery Ward
Completely Functional
Very Similar to Silvertone 1482 Combo
Vintage Tube Tone for Days


and some pictures:
http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3p63le5Oe5Q55R198b209376378fc3111a.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3na3ka3o45Of5P35S398bc40cbf4ed77b12d8.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n33k43m95Od5Qa5S598b59053b6e3a5c1c19.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3k23p13o75Ob5Pe5Rf98b01e4b2c8f0f0146b.jpg


Is this amp any good? And more importantly, is it worth the $275 the guy is selling it for?
#2
You might want to try it and see for yourself, it would make no sense to buy an amp you've never heard before. No one here can tell you if you'll like the tone or not so my suggestion is to try it or get something you're familiar with.

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#3
the white stripes guy uses them alot.
there great if you just want a nice tube practice amps.
they were made cheaply for beginners, but they have a decent sound. will most likely need some lots or TLC.
also, it will only do vintage tones.
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#4
http://www.valcoamp.com/buyersguide.html

Jimmy Page made them famous, although I'm not sure which model he used (or if he even knows/told anyone). Valco, airline, Gretsch, Supro, it was all the same.

http://www.bazaar-world.com/guitar-amp-8227-Vintage-63-Airline-Danelectro-Silvertone-Amp-9013-A there's some more info on one. Looks like 12-15W with tremolo.

Chea man's absolutely correct, it may need work done, ask the guy when it was last serviced and what was altered. Look for capacitor replacement (if it hums/buzzes when you power it up, it is going to need new capacitors. If you open it up and they look like http://img410.imageshack.us/i/asustx97xe2bw8.jpg/ you need new ones (ie: they're not cylindrical and are bulging), and if they weren't replaced within the last decade you need new ones. It should have a three-pronged cord as well. If it's in good working order, that's a fair price in my opinion.
#6
Quote by chea_man
the white stripes guy uses them alot.
there great if you just want a nice tube practice amps.
they were made cheaply for beginners, but they have a decent sound. will most likely need some lots or TLC.
also, it will only do vintage tones.

This

Quote by pak1351
http://www.valcoamp.com/buyersguide.html

Jimmy Page made them famous, although I'm not sure which model he used (or if he even knows/told anyone). Valco, airline, Gretsch, Supro, it was all the same.

http://www.bazaar-world.com/guitar-amp-8227-Vintage-63-Airline-Danelectro-Silvertone-Amp-9013-A there's some more info on one. Looks like 12-15W with tremolo.

Chea man's absolutely correct, it may need work done, ask the guy when it was last serviced and what was altered. Look for capacitor replacement (if it hums/buzzes when you power it up, it is going to need new capacitors. If you open it up and they look like http://img410.imageshack.us/i/asustx97xe2bw8.jpg/ you need new ones (ie: they're not cylindrical and are bulging), and if they weren't replaced within the last decade you need new ones. It should have a three-pronged cord as well. If it's in good working order, that's a fair price in my opinion.

And everything here.