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Polytone MiniBrain 75w Amplifier Head, 1990s

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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.  

This amp is in overall good condition, with light wear from being moved from car to gig.   The precise year of production is unknown, but the original owner has had it since at least the mid 1990’s, 25 years ago.  

From the late 1960s into the new millenium, Polytone dominated the jazz guitar and bass amp market.  They delivered on key requirements- tone, reliability, and portability.  The company was founded in 1968 by Tommy Gemina, a very successful accordionist.  In 1987, he also founded Polytone Records with legendary jazz guitarist Joe Pass.    However, Gemina died in October 2o13 at the age of 82 and the company seems to have wound down. 


 

Price: $500 CAD
  • Model: Mini Brain
  • Year: 1993 | This is an approximate year
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: P-1-25228
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 08/05/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Weight: 8.8lbs 4kgs

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