Thursday, November 12, 2009

1969 National N-6899 Tube amplifier Head in Chicago for $350

The seller calls it a model 99 but it is actually a Valco National N-6899 and was the top of the line Amp and a brand new model during the last gasp of Valco before it's 1970 bankruptcy filing. It is about a sophisticated and powerfual an amp as they ever made. The seller describes it as a 50 watt amp but guess what - note that there are FOUR 6L6 tubes and two seperate output transformers - so it is a real DUAL CHANNEL 50 watt amp - like the Magnatone 480 Stereo amp. You shoould be able to drive two seperate cabinets with a split stereo signal with this baby and have headroom to spare.

National model 99 - $350 (Albany Park)

Date: 2009-11-06, 3:35PM CST
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I have here for sale one very special amplifier, yes indeed. If you are familiar with the National brand you know what I am talking about.
This amplifier was made basically on the same Sears Roebuck assembly line as the old Supro and Supras.
It is an antique('69). This doesn't effect its performance though. I had a grounded power cord and new tubes installed last year by Midwest Music Menders.
Other than that it is all original.
National Model 99. head.
50 watt all tube (6L6) power (12ax7) preamp.
Sweet analog tremolo
Tube reverb.
High/low inputs on two channels.
Built in power attenuator, i.e. Studio/auditorium setting

DON'T Let this one go!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmm, I'm wondering if this would be worth the hour long drive.


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