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2008 Carr Rambler 2×12 Amplifier (consignment) SOLD

2008 Carr Rambler 2x12 Amplifier (consignment) SOLD

Here is a great condition, hand-wired 2008 Carr Rambler 2×12 Amplifier. The Rambler is a switchable pentode (28 watt) or triode (14 watt) design intended to enhance the idea of a ‘deluxe’ club amp, with reverb and tremolo circuits.

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1966 Blackface Fender Bassman Head SOLD

Here is an exceptionally clean 1966 Blackface Fender Bassman head. The Fender Bassman was one of Fender’s most successful designs, but despite the name on the panel, many guitarists have used them.

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1990 Fender Tweed 59 Bassman amplifier No longer Available

Here’s a 1990 Fender Tweed 59 Bassman amplifier.

Fender originally introduced the Bassman in 1952 as a 26 watt, single 15 inch speaker. In late 1954, it was changed radically with an increase in power to 40 watts — and a change to four 10 inch speakers.

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Blackface 1965 Fender Super Reverb Amplifier SOLD

Blackface 1965 Fender Super Reverb Amplifier SOLD

Here’s a very nice Blackface 1965 Fender Super Reverb Amplifier.

The term ‘Blackface’ refers to the black panel with white script lettering, used on Fender amplifiers between 1964 and 1967. They were preceded by ‘Brownface’ models and followed by ‘Silverface’. During the ‘Blackface’ period – in 1965 – CBS purchased Fender, but the new management made no changes to the amps until 1967, and those changes are seen in the ‘Silverface’ amps.

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1955 Tweed Fender Deluxe Amplifier SOLD

1955 Tweed Fender Deluxe Amplifier  SOLD

And here is a 1955 Tweed Fender Deluxe Amplifier!

Leo Fender built these amplifiers based on the 5E3 push-pull circuit. and they have become a basic reference standard for guitar amplifier design. Many ’boutique’ and small-builder amplifiers are based closely on these 1950’s Fender amps.

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1996 Matchless Chieftan Combo Amp No Longer Available

This is a 1996 Matchless Chieftan combo amp in good condition, and with road case.

The Chieftan puts out 40 watts using 2 G12H30s, 2 EL34s, and 5 12AX7s. There’s one channel, with reverb, and an effects loop. The case is attractively wrapped in black and maroon tolex.

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