Friday, February 4, 2011

1940's Philco based Tube Guitar amp Combo in Huntsville AL for $120

I emailed the seller of this amp and he sent me some pics along with this added note:  

(Control knobs are ) Left to right on the bottom:  Volume, tone for channel 1, Volume, bass, treble for channel 2.   On top:  intensity for tremolo speed for trem.

Last night as I was playing it, the trem went out.  The intensity control has some effect on the tone somehow.  I'm not interested in getting it repaired so I will drop the price to $120

Here is the listing:

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1940's Philco all Tube Guitar amp - $150 (Huntsville)


Date: 2011-01-31, 5:26PM CST
Reply to: mailto:sale-9vyrs-2190675490@craigslist.org?subject=1940's%20Philco%20all%20Tube%20Guitar%20amp%20-%20%24150%20(Huntsville)&body=%0A%0Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fhuntsville.craigslist.org%2Fmsg%2F2190675490.html%0A [Errors when replying to ads?]



This is a 1940's era Philco Guitar amp. Scott Johnson (Swampworks Amps) has gone through this baby and tweaked it out to have that special tone. It is 12 watts with two 6V6 power tubes and five 12AT7 preamp tubes and one 5Y3 rectifier tube. All the tubes are new. It makes a great little studio amp and breaks up nice and smooth without being too loud. Somewhere down the line someone put a tremolo circuit in it on a separate channel and put the whole thing in a home made cabinet. it has a single 12" speaker that Scott says is original. I have $150 in in it with the new tubes and Scott's time. I will take just that. I need the money for a new Swampworks amp :)

  • Location: Huntsville

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