So my parents bought a house, and on the attic i found an old tube amp. I like to think I know a thing or two about amps and gear in general, but I had never seen or heard anything about this manufacturer. I've googled quite a bit but can't find that much, just some quick info on wikipedia. It says Express 7 on the front of the cabinet, and on the back it says Teisco, Express 7, Made in Japan etc. From what I've read Teisco stopped making amps 1969, and that they were bought by another company, Kawai something. However, it doesn't say Kawai anywhere on the amp, so I'm guessing it was made before they bought it, no?

So what i wonder is if I am right in assuming that this amp must have been made around 69' or earlier (I couldn't find a way to track the serial number)? Are these any good, like, what's their deal? Are they rare/valuable/sought after? Are they shit? What can you tell me about it? (I'll leave a link below to picture)

This one definitely needs a good tune up, I also read it can explode if you plug it in the "wrong" wall socket (I live in sweden, we use Europlug Europlug type C & F).

Last edited by MosDef77 at Feb 23, 2017,
A cheap "student quality" 60s tube amp from Japan. Not a great collector kit but probably worthy of a cleanup and tuneup.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Feb 23, 2017,