Friday, April 26, 2013

Audio Guild Vintage tube amp in Oklahoma City for $325 - Magnatone type amp!

This seller probably provides more useful information  about these Audio Guild amps in this one listing than I have seen all over the internet in the last five years.  He seems to really understand the circuit.

His asking price is very reasonable for such a unique and well built amplifier in good working condition. \

He listed his telephone number on the original post so call him if you want to know more (I cannot list it here in order to respect his privacy).  - JC

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RARE 1971 AUDIOGUILD HANDWIRED ALLTUBE AMP w/ BROWN PAPER TRANSFORMERS - $325 (Oklahoma City, OK)

For the true vintage gear connoisseure who demands a tone which sets you apart from all others at any gig or recording studio I present for your viewing pleasure an amplifier designed and built in Van Nuys, California; the recording capital of America, but I guarantee you will not find another for sale right now anywhere else in the entire country!
1971 AUDIO GUILD 120W ALL TUBE POINT TO POINT HAND-WIRED AMPLIFIER W/ ORIGINAL BROWN PAPER TRANSFORMERS AND ORIGINAL UTAH PAPER CONE SPEAKER!!
Designed by Dan Armstrong and Don L. Bohnam , this extremely rare amplifier
The Masterminds behind the MAGNATONE amplifiers that defined
the Sixties' Surf Rock/Garage/Rockabilly sound, This truly innovative configuration
utilizes 3 independent brown paper output transformers to achieve a unique effect
in it's primary channel called ULTRAFLEX.
In the ULTRAFLEX channel bass frequencies are sent to a large transformer and treble to a smaller.
A control knob is used to balance the power being sent to each to achieve an entirely different response curve
from the speaker and then another set of controls are used to boost or cut gain to bass or treble afterwards.
To top it off the volume knob is push/pull to go from normal to bright tone in an instant so you can cut through
the mix with a "bell like chime" while maintaining your overall tonal quality.
The vibrato in this amp is a true pitch shifting effect, not a tremolo(volume warbling) like a Fender.
It's haunting and unbelievably smooth characteristics are due to the modulation being created by
an optical sensor which induces no additional RF noise into the amp. The spring reverb is tube driven and
and has gentle studio grade curve instead of a drippy bombastic ploink, but an external tank can be connected
via RCA jacks on the rear panel if desired. The power tubes are insanely high ouput for their size and
have a rich warm tone that sets it apart from the normal 6L6/6V6/EL84 sounds found in most amps. The rear
has an external speaker output with a separate transformer for those who require that extra oomph.

    TUBE CIRCUITS:

    • Preamp Section: 3 ECC83/12AX7A tubes
    • Vibrato/Reverb: 1 12AX7 tube
    • Rectifier: 6GH8 tube
    • Power Section: 4 7591a "Small Bell High Output" tubes
    • Speaker: Original 1x12" Utah in pristine condition

    Front Panel:


    • INPUTS:

      • Channel 1 low
      • Channel 1 high
      • Switchable dual input jack: channel 1 low gain/channel 2 low gain
      • Channel 2 low
      • Channel 2 high
    • CHANNEL 1:

      • Volume(Pull for Bright)
      • Bass
      • Treble
      • Ultraflex Balance Control(controls transformer output)
    • CHANNEL 2:

      • Volume(Pull for Bright)
      • Tone(Bass/Treble)
    • VIBRATO:

      • Intensity
      • Speed
    • REVERB:

      • Duration

      POWER:

      • MODE: Idle/On
      • POWER: Off/On
    • VIBRATO/REVERB Footswitch Control Input Jack

    • Fuse replacement compartment

    • Hum reducing polarity switch


    For any inquiries text or call (405)***-**** between 7am and 11pm.
    I will entertain reasonable partial or full trade offers for high quality or unique gear.
    I am especially interested in vintage Alvarez Yairi acoustics or boutique phasers.
    Thanks for looking and have agreat day!

  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK

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