Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Alamo Challenger Tube Practice Amp in Pensacola FL for $170

The seller is misinformed as to the wattage of this little Alamo - it is more like 6 watts than 50 (like many casual owners he innocently is mistaking the wattage 'draw" for the wattage output), however I will say that if you are a collector or a vintage gear hound this particular Alamo he is offering is in excellent vintage condition and it is also one of the more desirable offerings from the 1960's San Antonio, Texas based guitar and amp company.    Many of Alamo's tube amps either had solid state preamps or silicon output rectifiers - thankfully this one does not.  It has the traditional 5Y3 rectifier tube giving it similar performance and tonal characteristics as its vintage peers like the Fender Champ and many Valco, Harmony, Magnatone, Danelectrro and Silvertone amps of the period.   Don't expect that little cabinet to be very sturdy.  It adds to the charm.  

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Vintage 50w tubed amp - $170 (pensacola)


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I have rare collectable early 60s Alamo challenger 2562 combo amp, which is in perfect working condition and sounds amazing for recording. This design was Alamo's answer to the Fender Champ amp. The circuitry and tube completelment are supposed to be very similar: the tubes are 12AX7, 5Y3GT and 6V6 and has 10'' speaker. This amp has an incredible sound very compatible to a Fender Champ amp with a very Fendery clean sound in the first half of the volume range and then it gets a nice grind going after that. This amp is super-clean and sounds great at any volume. I love this amp and will definitely regret selling it for but I am very strapped for cash right now. So if you have any questions please call or text me. id be happy to send you more pics or videos of it in action.
$170
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dimensions are 21'' tall ...17'' wide. . .7.5'' deep

Here are some links Online about this amp

http://cindysguitarplus.com/2013/10/alamo-challenger-model-2562/

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/amp-central-station/151673-lets-see-your-alamo-amps.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FQzHs8p1w4
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