Monday, April 9, 2012

Sano 500R 2x12 tube combo in Minn MN for $375

Here is a seller offering a nice looking Sano at a good price. These are very well-built amps designed by Joe Zonfrilli that are similar in quality to a Magnatone but without the "True Vibrato" circuit. Still they have their appeal. Very loud for a 65 watt amp this should make a nice platform for a Jazz, Country, Surf, or Vintage Rock stage rig.

I am not familiar enough with these to tell you how the "stereo" channel would work but I know the tremolo is assignable to either channel 1 or 2. As usual, for more info on Sano amps consult with Larry John Mcnally's nicely researched website you can reach by clicking here: SANO AMPS - Larry John McNally.

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Vintage Sano 500R12 amp - $375 (St. Paul)

Date: 2012-04-09, 10:44AM CDT
Reply to: vm5dq-2932708826@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Very rare ~50 watt 2x12 tube amplifier from the 70s , just serviced and ready to rock. Appears to be all original. Great warm clean tones all the way to 10--Sort of Ampeg-like. Would make a great surf amp or platform for pedals. For such a clean machine it has a very nice spongey feel to it, perhaps because of the cathode bias design.

This is about the size and weight of a Twin Reverb so if you live within a reasonable distance of St. Paul, MN we'll meet. Don't mind shipping, but it could be a bit pricey (then again, these aren't easy to find so maybe it's worth it to you.)

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