Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alamo Montclair 2565 tube amp in Glendale CA for $175

I am not a huge fan of the Alamo amps in general due to their notoriously spotty build quality, however these Montclairs are usually a pretty good deal especially if you find one that has been well cared for and maintained over the years.

There are several variations in the tube circuit of these amps ranging from a semi-copy of the Fender Princeton Reverb up through a completely hybrid circuit in the later 1970's. This listing makes it hard to tell but it may be the version with the 5AR4 rectifier and a single 12AX7 in the preamp section. Since it is a single-channel AB circuit this means that the reverb would have to be solid state not tube driven (or run off the speaker transformer like an early Ampeg).

Definitely worth at least taking a look - could be a nice studio or bedroom amp. Just don't expect a Deluxe Tweed.


Vintage tube amp -- Alamo Montclair Reverb 2565 - $175 (Pasadena/Glendale)

Date: 2011-12-22, 12:41AM PST
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late 60s or early 70s Alamo Montclair Reverb Tremelo amp made in San Antonio, Texas. 6v6 and 12ax7 tubes, reverb and tremelo, 1x12" speaker, footswitch, black tolex, silver grill cloth. In great shape, except that the tremelo doesn't seem to work. Sounds good cranked up. Good for your indie rock band!

Call me at ***-***-**** to check it out or email me your phone number with a specific response to avoid spam.

•Location: Pasadena/Glendale

1 comment:

  1. Same maker as those Marlboro solid state amps? Looks really similar.


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