Saturday, May 4, 2013

Lafayette 60's tube amp in Hollywood for $60

This is a seller after my own heart; he seems to understand the real appeal and market for an item like this and isn't trying to over-hype the amp or over-price it either.  That is a rarity in this day and age.

You gotta love the fact that this tiny little 5 watt tube combo amp is designed with a circuit that includes both reverb and a tremolo (with two knobs - Intensity and Speed).     Leave it to the Japanese in the early 1960's to give you the maximum number of knobs for your hard earned dollar. Amp model is 99-9141WX.

Update:  I actually found a video on Youtube of a guy playing this exact model of amp.  Sounds pretty darn good - the Tremolo is sweet.  And the amp has a nice basic breakup that works well for its size.  See below.

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1960'S Lafayette Tube Guitar Amp - $60 (Hollywood)





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1960'S LAFAYETTE 99-9141wx TUBE GUITAR AMP : THREE TUBE AMP : 1 - 6BQ5 (EL84), 2 - 12AX7. 8" SPEAKER. THIS AMP IS A PROJECT AMP. IT HAS SOME ISSUES, NEEDS

TLC & SOME TECH KNOWLEDGE, PLAYS A BIT, BUT CUTTING OUT. MIGHT BE A TUBE, I DON'T KNOW. I GOT TOO MANY OTHER AMP PROJECTS. CHECK OUT THE WRITE

UP ON THE LINK BELOW TO GET AN IDEA ABOUT THIS AMP.

CHECK OUT THIS REVIEW/INFO ON TNE AMP: http://dustyoldamp.wordpress.com/tag/lafayette-99-9141wx/

The conventional wisdom on Lafayette guitar amps is that they were manufactured by Univox and then rebadged. I've ran across examples of this in photographs but I believe that the same Japanese factories that made Univox amps for Univox also made Lafayettes rather than Univox specifically making Lafayette units.

In either case, both Univox and Lafayette tube amps from the mid 1960′s were considered at the time to be cheaply made and inferior to such industry leaders as Fender, Marshall, Vox, Gibson. They were intended for younger players in the "student market" and in that ambition, they were pretty successful.


$60 CASH ONLY

PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL (424)***-****



2 comments:

  1. hey there, couldn't find a way to send a message to you. here is a cute Airline amp in the LA area for $300:
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/msg/3807856961.html

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  2. That airline in the post you linked is a great little amp - unfortunately it is NOT WORKING so the $300 price tag is not exactly a deal. That particular model is very desirable - it is a Danelectro built amp, almost the exact same as a 62-9013 but a little earlier model. Whoever the "Cousin" was who did the cap job on the amp must have screwed it up and didn't have the courtesy to get it up an running. I never heard of somebody doing a cap job on a working amp and giving it back non-working. Not much of a favor if you ask me. It could be something simple or it could be something nasty like a blown Output transformer (which would suck). So that amp is for a knowledgeable buyer who can do the repairs themselves - otherwise you are looking at a $100+ repair bill just to get it up and running. - Jim C

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