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Old 4th November 2002, 01:53 PM   #1
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Oh ya, it sure is nice to have friends who give you old Tube amps they find! Just got another one from a bud (just normal stuff, nothing like old Mac's or Dyna's)...sure it's old and dusty but hey, it sure is fun restoring something back to it's former glory!

Love to hear from anyone with similar stories!


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Old 4th November 2002, 02:08 PM   #2
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I once almost started to believe in Santa when I got the phone number of the guy who was responsible for props at a Swedish cinema operator. He told me they were closing down a theater in the south of Sweden and that I was welcome.

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Old 4th November 2002, 03:07 PM   #3
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Have to love stories like that...brings back that excited feeling you used to get when you were a kid.



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Old 4th November 2002, 03:19 PM   #4
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Rino,

What amp was it you got then?

UrSv,

Lucky S.O.B. you are RICH!!!

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Old 4th November 2002, 05:05 PM   #5
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Fedgrove long time no talk. To be honest, I have no idea what this amp is. It looks to be something from the mid/late 60's. Small amp (haven't looked to even see what it has for tubes), 2 channel type of thing, little power transformer, small output transformers etc. Could have came out of a console or juke box. Doesn't matter to me really, just like playing/learning with this stuff. And who knows, it could find it's way into "a freind in need" thing or a backup for the backup amplifier :>)


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Old 4th November 2002, 05:34 PM   #6
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Hi Rino,

It has been a while indeed.
Never was so lucky as to actually find tubegear.
And the odds are against that too,more and more people are aware of the value of these old beauties.
I am sure you'll find a good home for your amp.

What happened to me once though is that I was actually given an unused RCA tube manual from the late sixties.
By a sales clerk of an electronics business I was visiting in Sao Paolo,imagine that.
That book was a great help and still serves me till this day.

See you around,
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Old 4th November 2002, 05:44 PM   #7
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Hey, free is the best thing. Even better if it's something that can be used for knowledge or referance!

Can't wait for the weekend, starting on this amp restoration...hopefully! Have to finnish this "funk box" guitar pedal first. Cool little project, found it on the net and couldn't resist. And hey, anything that can help mask my short comings as a guitar player is ok in my books!

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Old 4th November 2002, 07:05 PM   #8
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I have a name for those kinds of amps -- Pheonix -- as in risen from the dead. A Frugal-phile's(tm) delight.

I have a whack of these i have collected in my role as vintage hifi recycler. Mostly EL84, ECL82, ECL86, 50EH5, 50C5, and 6V6. I hope to actually get some of these making music over the winter.

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Old 4th November 2002, 07:17 PM   #9
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Hi Dave,

One in every room?

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Old 4th November 2002, 07:26 PM   #10
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That is a big collection of stuff! Imagine what it would be like if you moved? Can you say a really great garage sale!!! I can see it now. A sea of DIY'ers running into each other, falling down with cash and parts in hand:>)


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