Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Friday, July 10th, 2020
Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato

Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato. Amp has been tested and is in great working condition. Fully serviced at some point, check photos of chassis interior. A lot of parts mostly capacitors have been replaced. Looks like very clean work. Slide power switch has been replaced with toggle switch and on/off positions have been labeled. Replacement 2 prong power cord end. Speaker replaced with Warehouse American Vintage. No vibrato pedal included. All sales are final. The item “Vintage 1966 Fender Vibro Champ Amp Blackface Tube Guitar Amplifier Vibrato” is in sale since Wednesday, July 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “thewoodstockmusicshop” and is located in Woodstock, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: Fender
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot

This is a working Magnatone 213 Troubador guitar amp. It’s about 60 years old. The internal electronics are all original. Only 3 modifications were made as far as I can tell to this amp. A modern grounded 3-prong power cord has been installed. The tolex has been recovered. The speaker is non-original. Other than that it is stock original. The transformers are all original and the filter capacitor can is original. It seems to function fine so it wasn’t replaced. I uploaded a demo of this exact amp that is for sale onto Youtube, so you can get an idea of the sound. I start off with the amp having the vibrato off and then I turn on the vibrato. I demoed the vibrato with the speed and intensity knobs at 12:00 position. This is a telecaster with Fralin Blues Special pickups. No pedals or other effects are used. It’s just guitar straight into the amp with the volume knob at about 10 o’clock. This amp uses simple to obtain tubes like 6V6, 12AX7 and 12AU7 and a 5Y3 rectifier unlike some Magnatone amps. It is probably the most popular model of the Magnatone amps due to its lower wattage and legendery pitch shifting vibrato. Magnatone 213 Troubador Amp Demo – YouTube. EDIT: OK OK I cranked it for all you people asking: First was the amp turned up a bit by itself… Then with a dirt pedal in front. Guitar is an old Gretsch Corvette. Pedal is a Radial Tonebone Classic. The item “Magnatone 213 Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Amplifier Vibrato Troubador Evil Robot” is in sale since Wednesday, May 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “guitarcapo” and is located in Naples, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Costa rica, Panama, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.
  • Brand: Magnatone

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1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2×12 with Vibrato

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2x12 with Vibrato

Up for sale, a 1962 Lyric-branded Magnatone vintage tube amplifier, recently serviced and in perfect working order. Virtually identical to the 260 model, this Estey-era Magnatone was rebranded as the Lyric model 262, likely for one of the many accordion companies who worked closely with Magnatone in their heyday. The amp features a mostly vintage tube set with a matched 6L6 General Electric power tube pair, as well as a 2×12 speaker configuration with original Oxfords and lush pitch shifting vibrato. This Magnatone features two channels with individual Volume and EQ controls as well as two-way Tone toggles for each channel. Driven by the aforementioned GE 6L6 power tube pair, the amp has a rich, lush sound capable of delivering both articulate cleans and overdriven roar. Of course at the heart of any Magnatone is their varistor-based true pitch shifting vibrato circuit, which is thick and watery, with a Leslie-esque swirl and unequalled dimension. As a top of the line Magnatone amplifier, the Lyric 262 has a complex true point-to-point hand-wired circuit which has been recently serviced and fully recapped to sound its best, balancing originality and functionality. The circuit retains all of the original blue Ajax molded caps in the preamp and CTS pots that date to the 21st week of 1962. All of the original Schumacher transformers are intact including a power transformer that dates to the 34th week of 1962 and an output transformer that dates to the 22nd week of 1962. The power tubes are properly biased and have plenty of life left, and a GE rectifier and combination of original GE valves and newer Tung Sols round out the preamp tube compliment. The amp retains its original speakers, which are a pair of Oxford 12K5s that date to the 32nd week of 1962. The original brown bindery cloth covering shows the requisite scuffs and edge wear common with Magnatone amps, and the original grillcloth is intact too with gold sparkle thread and the original Estey badge in the lower right corner of the baffle. The faceplate is quite well kept, with clean silkscreened graphics and all of the original barrel knobs. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to ensure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item “1962 Magnatone 260, Lyric-Branded Model 262 Vintage Tube Amp 2×12 with Vibrato” is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Model: Lyric 262
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Magnatone
  • Suitable For: Performance

Vintage Fender Amplifier Vibrato Fix

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2×12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2x12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey

Up for sale, a 1960 Magnatone Custom 280 in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The 280 was the top of the line 200 series amplifier developed my Magna Electronics in the “Pre-Estey” days of the company, and this amp is often considered the pinnacle of golden era Magnatone design and tone. Both Buddy Holly and Neil Young are notable users of the Magnatone 280, and the rich overdrive and stereo vibrato are unlike anything you’ve ever heard on another tube amp. Complete with the a matched RCA power tube quad and tube set replete with all vintage USA-made valves, this circuit pushes a pair of stock Oxford 12L5N alnico speakers and a pair of 3 tweeters as well! Featuring two channels, point-to-point circuitry and dual output transformers for true stereo operation, the Magnatone 280 was ahead of its time, and an amp that cost a good 20% more in its day than the most expensive Fenders! The circuit is extremely original, with new filter caps to keep everything operating within original factory spec, and new caps in the crossover as well. The amp retains all of the original Ajax blue molded tone caps that are essential to the tonal sweetness of the amp and also the range of the EQ controls. The original output transformers date to 1957 and 1959 respectively, while power transformer dates to late’59 and the stock CTS pots date to the 44th week of 1959. Of course the hallmark of any Magnatone amp is its true stereo vibrato, and this amp delivers the classic effect with a depth and width that’s hard to believe. The pulse and warble of the vibrato is vibrant and lush, operating either in mono or stereo, bouncing between the two Oxford speakers. The 3 tweeters also do a great deal to accentuate the top end swirl of the vibrato, and these speakers were only available in the very last 280 amps. The Oxford 12L5N-1 speakers both have clean white/silver frames with early 1960 date codes. The small “Magnatone – High Fidelity” stickers are also intact on the horseshoe alnico magnets as well. The faceplate of the amp is surprisingly clean, given how lightly these were originally screen printed, and all of the text and graphics are present. The original white knobs are all present, and there are some small scuffs and hash marks on the faceplate denoting a previous owners favorite settings. Cosmetically, the cab is in great overall condition, especially given the fragile brown leatherette bindery cloth used to cover the cabinets and the squarish shape of the cabinet edges which were more susceptible to nicks and dings. Aside from the expected wear along the lower edges of the cab in particular, the amp is very presentable and complete with the gold Magnatone logo on the face and both’V’ badges. The handle is a modern replacement. Don’t miss out on this rare and complete Magnatone 280 with its original tubes and a clean bill of health from our techs here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to ensure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item “1960 Magnatone 280 Vintage 2×12 Tube Amplifier with Stereo Vibrato Magna Pre-Estey” is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Model: Custom 280
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Magnatone
  • Suitable For: Performance

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1×12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1x12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw

Up for sale, a 1960 Magnatone Custom 250 tube amplifier in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A rarity in any condition, this vintage Magnatone is 100% original aside from a couple capacitors swapped to keep everything operating within original factory spec. Even the tube set is a complete vintage compliment from the likes of RCA, General Electric, Amperex, and Sylvania. One of the cooler and less common mid-size Estey-era Magnatone amps, the 250 boasts a single 12 alnico Oxford 12L5N speaker powered by a pair of 6973 power tubes. The characteristics of the 6973 valve are similar to the more common EL84, with a smooth midrange character and dynamic breakup at higher volumes with perfect top end bite. Whether you’re looking for surfy hollow twang or surprisingly thick overdrive, this Magnatone easily supplies a range of classic tube driven textures. Magnatone’s legendary frequency modulated pitch shifting vibrato effect is present on the Custom 250, with a width and warble unequalled in tube amp design. This vibrato circuit is in one word “lush, ” and while it functions in mono inside the speaker cabinet, a 1/4 extension speaker jack allows the effect to bounce back and forth between two cabs if desired. The vibrato can be engaged via the included original “doorstop” footswitch. The point-to-point circuit boasts the original Schumacher transformers which date to the 34th and 36th weeks of 1960. The original blue molded Ajax capacitors in the preamp have a smooth and musical character, and are the same caps at the heart of Fender’s Blackface era circuits. Other date codes of note include CTS pots which date to the 31st week of’60 and the original Oxford 12L5N speaker which dates to the 40th week of 60. The faceplate is notably clean, with all of the stock knobs and graphics present. The original smooth brown leatherette covering is in remarkable shape, and while the corners show some customary light wear and scuffs, the amp presents very well. The brown and gold grillcloth is similarly clean, and the original Magnatone logo is intact with a slightly bent chevron wing. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! We use double thick boxes, 1″ foam, and industrial 1/2″ bubble wrap to ensure that your amp arrives safely. International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item “1960 Magnatone Custom 250 Vintage Tube Amp 1×12 with Oxford 12L5, Vibrato, Ftsw” is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 1
  • Number of Speakers: 1
  • Model: Custom 250
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Magnatone

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo

Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo. Hole in Tolex top rear – see photos. Comes with loose fitting cover, no foot pedal. The item “Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Silverface Tube Amp vibrato tremolo” is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “dem-9137″ and is located in Groton, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: Fender

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp

Amp is in good working condition. Great studio or small gig amp. Affordable vintage tube amp ready to go. The item “1975 Vintage Fender Vibro Champ Amp VIBRATO Tube Amp” is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “tcontar” and is located in Mickleton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: Fender
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Impedance (ohms): 4ohm
  • Type: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Model: Vibro Champ -Amp
  • Country//Region of Manufacture: United States

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1×12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1x12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb

Up for sale, a 1964 Ampeg B-12-XY recently serviced and in perfect working order. One of the physically larger and complex designs in the Portaflex series, the B-12-XY features both vibrato and reverb through a ported cabinet outfitted with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker. Stocked with a combination of original preamp valves and newer JJ power and rectifier tubes, the B-12-XY delivers a tone that has warmth, clarity and the rich overdrive characteristics commonly associated with Ampeg’s best designs. The physical size of the cabinet and ported design adds extra low end fullness, and the stock horn has been disconnected to provide a more conventional and smooth EQ curve. The vibrato (not tremolo like most amps), has a deep, warbling pulse with a swirling, leslie-like effect that is extremely lush. The reverb utilizes the original Accutronics two-spring tank, and curiously enough, is designed to only operate via a satellite cabinet, although the effect has been tested and sounds great. The circuit is clean and stock, with only a few minor component substitutions to keep the amp operating within original factory spec. The turret board design is clean and true to how the amp left the factory, with original transformers and CTS pots that date to late 1963. The chassis has plenty of shine with clean chrome plating that still retains the majority of the original white silkscreen lettering. Central to the face of the amp, the lucite, light-up “Ampeg” logo is present. Inside the cabinet, the original tube chart is mostly intact, and the modern Celestion Vintage 30 speaker offers a very smooth and pleasing voice that compliments the circuit design. Cosmetically, the original blue checkered covering and silver grillcloth are intact, showing scuffs and modest wear on the corners of the cab from the past 55 years. The original chrome side handles are present and clean, and the stock blue leather handle on the center of the cab shows wear, but still works, having been liberally wrapped in gaffe tape. The original multi-pin head to cabinet cable has also been substituted for a more convenient and versatile 1/4plug, and the six shockmounts that suspend the head above the mounting tray are all brand new components from Fliptops, ensuring no rotted out rubber and a secure connection between the head and mounting tray when transporting the amp. Overall, this amp is a complete and serviced road warrior, ready for another half century of use. Check out our shop “Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, ” and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item “1963 Ampeg B-12-XY Fliptop Portaflex Vintage 1×12 Tube Amp with Vibrato & Reverb” is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Guitar Amplifiers”. The seller is “mmguitarbar” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Number of Channels: 2
  • Number of Speakers: 1
  • Model: B-12-XY
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Amplifier Technology: Vacuum Tube
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Compatible Guitar: Electric Guitar Amplifier
  • Amplifier Type: Combo
  • Brand: Ampeg
  • Suitable For: Performance

Magnatone 410 True Vibrato Vintage Tube Amplifier

Friday, March 15th, 2019