Post your vintage amps thread!

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Re: Post your vintage amps thread!

Post by simonm » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Picking this up on Thursday - 1956 Oahu-branded Valco - seems to be the same amp as the Supro Spectator, but with insane red pearloid! :party:

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Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:40 pm

Man, this thread has come back to life with a vengeance! Nice scores, gentlemen! :badlove:
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Post by Doc Holliday » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:42 pm

Wow love that colour
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Post by Jim Goad » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:11 am

Super pretty!
It's like an orange on a toothpick
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Re: Post your vintage amps thread!

Post by simonm » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:50 pm

thanks guys - been playing it for a few days now, here are some better pics:

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Post by HorseyBoy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm

^ That's beautiful, Simon. You gotta run two guitars and a mic through it!
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Post by jerms » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:03 am

61 tremolux 6G9... EL84 power tubes....
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Re: Post your vintage amps thread!

Post by Laservampire » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 pm

HorseyBoy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
^ That's beautiful, Simon. You gotta run two guitars and a mic through it!
Fuck that, red pearloid calls for an electric accordion!!
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Re: Post your vintage amps thread!

Post by simonm » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:31 pm

Laservampire wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 pm
HorseyBoy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
^ That's beautiful, Simon. You gotta run two guitars and a mic through it!
Fuck that, red pearloid calls for an electric accordion!!
Ha! It was originally paired with a lap steel, but Valco did call the colour 'Accordion red'!
I've been working on the wiring a bit, based on http://crawlsbackward.blogspot.com/2016 ... supro.html
Plus I worked out that the step-down transformer output voltage is only 100VAC, not 110, so that might be why it's a bit more polite-sounding than others.
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