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⚌Reduced‼ Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head, 1990s

⚌Reduced‼ Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head, 1990s

Here’s a rarity -a Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head dating to the 1990s and a veteran of many jazz club gigs in the Toronto area. The Polytone MiniBrain is nicely portable at just under 9 pounds (4kg) and with its largest dimension being 12 inches (304mm), by 11 inches (280mm) and 3 inches (76mm) deep.  It sports EQ and drive controls, has an internal spring reverb and external effects loop connectors.    Output is listed as 75 watts into 4 ohms.  

Price: $399 CAD $500 CAD
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Fender Princeton Reverb BlackFace Amp, 1967

Fender Princeton Reverb BlackFace Amp, 1967

The Fender Princeton Reverb Blackface was a successor to one of Leo Fender’s first amps, the 5-watt, 1×8 speaker 1946 Princeton aimed at students. Over the years that model evolved into a the 15-watt, 1×10 speaker combo with Reverb and Tremolo. And over those years, it was adopted as a key tool for session players due to its great sound, relatively low power, light weight and portability.

Price: $3250.00 CAD
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Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Black, 2006

The Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb Professional Tube Amplifier, built from 1995 to 2013, was part of Fender’s Professional Series, designed by the Custom Shop and built in the Fender factory. It is based on the Blackface versions of the classic 35 watt, 2×10 speaker Vibrolux Reverb, and uses a pair of Jensen speakers. And it comes stock with tilt-back legs! This example dates to 2006 and is in very good condition.

Price: $1350 CAD
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Gibson GA40 Les Paul Amplifier Brown, 1952

Gibson GA40 Les Paul Amplifier Brown, 1952

Introduced in 1952 and built until 1954, the Gibson GA40 Les Paul Version 1 amplifier was designed and built in-house at the Kalamazoo plant. It had two channels, with three ‘Instrument’ inputs on one channel and one ‘Microphone’ input on the other, and delivered 14 watts through a single Jensen P12Q 12 inch speaker.

Price: $2699 CAD
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ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar

ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar

ToneWoodAmp SOLO for Electro-Acoustic Guitar allows you to play acoustic guitar with different effects, UNPLUGGED – with the effects emanating organically from the guitar’s sound hole and the body itself. 

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Fender Super Amp ‘Brownface’, 1962

Fender Super Amp 'Brownface', 1962

Originally introduced as the Dual Professional in late 1946 and renamed in 1947, the Fender Super Amp started as a 20 watt, 2×10 combo, rising to a whopping 40 watts by 1962, and was discontinued in 1963 as Reverb-equipped models displaced several designs.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Super Brownface amp, with the ‘brownface’ trim putting it directly between the ‘Blonde’ and ‘Blackface’ eras. (In the vintage amplifier world, the terms ‘Brownface and’ ‘Blackface’ – referring to the amp’s white lettering on a brown or black control panel – have no relation to what those terms mean in current political or cultural contexts).

Price: $2999.99 CAD
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Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

Fender Pro Amp TV Front 5B5 Circuit Tweed, 1952

The Fender Pro Amp, first named Professional from 1946 to 1948, was aimed at performing guitar players and vocalists and put out a whopping 15 watts. From 1946 to mid 1953, it used a tweed-covered ‘TV Front’ cabinet as seen here.   The Pro amp was discontinued in 1965 and became the Pro Reverb amp, following the pattern Fender was using with other non-reverb amps.  Here we’re looking at a Fender Pro Amp dating to 1952 with the 5B5 circuit. 

Price: $3199.99 CAD
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Fender Twin Amp Blonde 1962

Fender Twin Amp Blonde 1962

The Fender Twin Amp was the go-to amp for performing and touring guitarists from 1952 to 1963, growing from 15 to 80 watts through two 12 inch speakers and finally replaced in 1963 by the Twin Reverb. By late 1959, the ‘Piggyback’ style of amp, with separate head and speaker cabinet entered production, and the Twin Amp was the most powerful Combo style amp available from Fender. The early ‘Piggyback’ amps – the Bandmaster, Bassman, Showman and Tremolux were wrapped in a ‘Blonde’ tolex, and the only combo to get that was the Twin Amp.

Price: $5999.99 CAD
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Ampeg SVT Classic Head and 1×15 Cabinet, 2008

Ampeg SVT Classic Head and 1x15 Cabinet, 2008

The Ampeg SVT Classic is based on the groundbreaking 300 Watt SVT tube amp line used by bands touring large festivals and areas from 1969. Prior to the SVT, very few amps could produce more than 100 watts. These amps are particularly prized by bass players. The public introduction of the SVT series, in 1969, was unexpected. The Rolling Stones were rehearsing for an upcoming tour, and all of their UK-model Fender amps were damaged due to power differences.

Price: $2000 CAD
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Gibson GA79RVT Stereo Amplifier, 1966

Gibson GA79RVT Stereo Amplifier, 1966

Here’s a Gibson GA79RVT Multi-Stereo combo amp, featuring two ten inch speakers in a wedge cabinet each powered by its own 15 watt amplifier. This model was introduced in 1960 as the GA-79 and upgraded with Reverb and Tremolo to the GA-79RVT in 1961, and the entire line was discontinued in 1967 when Gibson ceased amp production in Kalamazoo. On this example, the two 10-inch CTS speakers on this Gibson GA79RVT bear dates of the 8th week of 1966 – late February, and the Tolex covering is black faux-gator with a naturally faded silver/grey grille cloth.

Price: $2750 CAD
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Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

Marshall SV20c Studio Vintage Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SV20C in the Vintage Studio line is a portable combo with the raw power and classic rock voicing of the original Marshal Plexi’s all valve tone.

Price: $1699 CAD
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Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

Quilter Tone Block 202 200 Watt Amplifier Head

The Quilter Tone Block 202 is the ultimate in a versatile and portable gigging amp solution. Coming in at a feather weight 3 pounds you can fit this little head in a backpack or even in the front pocket of many guitar gig bags. With a power rating of up to 200 watts it is designed to easily handle your onstage performance needs.  It can also be attenuated down to 0 watts, so it can be used silently or at very low volumes. 

Price: $799 CAD
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Fender Concert 1×12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

Fender Concert 1x12 60 Watt Tube Combo, 1984

The Fender Concert 1×12 60 watt amp was built from 1982 until 1985 and was the successor to the 1960 – 1965 40 watt 4×10 Concert models.

Price: $999.99 CAD
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VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

VOX MV50 AC Amplifier

Designed with an emphasis on analog, the VOX MV50 AC combines classic amplifier design with new and innovative production techniques to produce a miniature amplifier with truly monstrous sound. Boasting an incredible 50 watts of power, this one-pound package serves up serious guitar tone that’s reminiscent of your favorite old tube amps. With speaker & line/headphone outputs, the MV50 is perfect for the stage, at home, or in the studio for direct recording.

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Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp

The Fishman LBX600 Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp is designed to faithfully reproduce the sound of acoustic instruments and a diverse assortment of vocal or recorded accompaniments. With the addition of Bluetooth wireless connectivity, you can now easily and neatly add backing tracks or other accompaniment to your performances, jams, and practice sessions.

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Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1×10 Combo Amp

Marshall SC20c Studio Classic Series 20w 1x10 Combo Amp

The new Marshall SC20C, part of the Studio classic line, is based on one of the three most revered Marshall amps in history – the JCM800 2203. With a recognizable aggressive roar these Marshall amps helped to define heavy metal and has been used by Slayer, Metallica and Bring Me The Horizon. Originally launched in 1981, the Marshall JCM800 amp was named after Jim Marshall’s initials and his car registration plate. The aggressive sound of this 100-watt amp made it a go to choice for countless rock and metal bands.

Price: $1699 CAD
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Fishman LBX500 Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

Fishman LBX500 Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

Fishman’s lightest and most portable amp yet, the Loudbox Mini delivers the tonal quality that has made the Fishman name the standard for great acoustic sound. The Fishman LBX500 Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp delivers the tonal quality that has made the Fishman name the standard for great acoustic sound. The Mini packs 60 watts of clean acoustic power, and has two channels featuring Fishman’s legendary preamp and tone control designs. The Mini also features digital reverb and chorus for the

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VOX MV50 Boutique Amplifier

VOX MV50 Boutique Amplifier

Equipped with the next-generation vacuum tube Nutube, and featuring a stunningly light-weight design of only 540 grams (1.1 lbs.) the VOX MV50 Boutique distills the sound of a legendary boutique amp coveted by guitarists. With even more variations, the MV50 series is expanding its offering and showing no signs of slowing down.

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VOX MV50 High Gain Amplifier

VOX MV50 High Gain Amplifier

If you want the high-gain sound that’s indispensable for modern music, the VOX MV50 High Gain is the amp for you! Equipped with a MID CONTROL SWITCH that boosts or cuts the mid-frequency range, this amp gives you a versatile range, delivering edgy sounds with a boosted high and low end that are perfect for riffing or a thick lead sound.

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Vox MV50 50 Watt Amplifier AC, Clean, and Rock Paired with BC108 Cabinet

Vox MV50 50 Watt Amplifier AC, Clean, and Rock Paired with BC108 Cabinet

The MV50 amp head and BC108 cabinet combination is available in three flavours – AC, Clean, and Rock. The AC simulates the tones of a classic Vox AC30, the Clean version stays clean all the way up, and the Rock version saturates pretty quickly.

Price: $418 CAD
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Demeter MB-2 Midboost – Fat Control

Demeter MB-2 Midboost - Fat Control

The Demeter MB-2 Midboost/Fat Control is back in stock! For guitar players looking to add depth, warmth and some extra punch, a midbooster can be perfect.

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Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Amplifier

Blackstar ID Core Beam Bluetooth Amplifier

We just received a number of the new Blackstar ID Core BEAM Bluetooth amplfiiers. Introduced at the winter NAMM show, these are great practice amps, for electric and acoustic guitar AND bass with lots of tones and useful effects, headphone outputs and USB updatable patches and firmware. Plus, the USB port will connect directly to recording software via ASIO drivers.

Price: $389.99 CAD
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