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❌SOLD❌ Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

❌SOLD❌ Ampeg B15N Portaflex Stack, 1960s

Let’s start off with a classic amp in a format I’ve never seen before – an Ampeg B15N B Portaflex amp stacked on an extension cabinet!

Price: $2200CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Pro Combo Amp 1×15 Brownface, 1963

❌SOLD❌ Fender Pro Combo Amp 1x15 Brownface, 1963

One of Fender’s earliest amps and built from 1946 to 1965, the Fender Pro combo amp carried a singe 15 inch speaker and grew from 18 to 40 watts before being replaced by the Pro Reverb amp. Initially called the Professional, shortened to Pro in 1948, this amp is one of the rarer Fender amps. Its circuitry is very much like the VibroVerb, but without reverb.

Price: $2250CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

❌SOLD❌   Fender Princeton Reverb Silverface Amplifier, 1979

The Fender Princeton Reverb amp appeared in 1964 as an upgrade to the Princeton amp that had been evolving in Fender’s lineup since 1948. Topping out at 12 watts through a 10 inch speaker, the Princeton found itself on many stages and studios. Though fairly low powered, it was not exactly a student or practice amplifier. 

Price: $1875CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Tone King Imperial 1×12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

❌SOLD❌ Tone King Imperial 1x12 Combo Amp Turquoise-White, 2010

Here we’re looking at a Tone King Imperial sporting Turquoise / White dress and in great condition. This amp was hand built in Mark Bartel’s Tone King shop in Baltimore, MA. In 2010, Premiere Builder’s Guild had just purchased Tone King, which they held till they closed in 2016, ending Bartel’s association with the brand. Tone King is now part of Boutique Amps Distribution, and from 2017 Mark Bartel builds amps under his own name.

Price: $2250CAD

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❌SOLD❌Fender Super Reverb Silverface ‘Drip Edge’, 1969

❌SOLD❌Fender Super Reverb Silverface 'Drip Edge', 1969

The Fender Super Reverb was built from 1963 to 1982, and was one of Fender’s physically largest combo amps – though the most powerful combo was the Twin Reverb. The Super Reverb delivered 40 watts as ‘Blackface’, then 45 watts as ‘Silverface’ and ultimately 70 watts for models after 1977, through four ten inch speakers. The Twin Reverb, in contrast, used a pair of twelve inch speakers to deliver 85 watts, ranging up to 100 ultimately 135 watts in 1977.

Price: $1250CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Bassman Piggyback Amp 2×12 Cabinet Blonde, 1964

❌SOLD❌  Fender Bassman Piggyback Amp 2x12 Cabinet Blonde, 1964

By the early 1960s, amplifiers were rapidly increasing in power – and weight – and combos were split into two sections, like the Fender Bassman piggyback amp seen here.

Price: $2999.99CAD

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