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50's amp ID help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Helland, May 17, 2011.

  1. Helland

    Helland Member

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    I bought this at the Dallas Guitar Show. I could tell through the crappy "organ" speaker that it had some umph and bite. And for what the guy was willing to take for it, it was worth trying out.
    I don't believe the trannies are original. The PT is a Crosley and the OT, although old, is almost certainly not original.
    Tubes are not original either.

    It has a Dumont badge on the front, but I can't find anything that shows they made a guitar amp.

    Tubes:
    12ax7-12ax7-6sn7-6l6gh-6l6gh-Caps-6sf5-5u4g

    The pot code is 304541. So I think that means 1955 and Stackpole.

    There's a sticker that says "Electronically Restored by Tracy Sands" with the Fender logo and a phone number 714-992-AMPS. From what I can find, he is/was a pretty well respected tech.


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    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    By the way, the amp sounds great with the Black Mountain.
     
  2. SatelliteAmps

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    looks like an old Magnatone to me.
     
  3. Helland

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    I'm thinking this might be a Gibson.

    The GA-5 looks like a mini version of this.
     
  4. Oatie

    Oatie Member

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    very cool amp,
    has several .02 tone caps I can see,
    great value for amps, must be a sweet tone.

    Hard to say who built it without more info.
    I'm thinking Magnatone also, the Dumont Co.
    had all the Companies build the parts with their name on them. Private Label.

    Congrats on a nice little amp for practice.
    It has a nice look to it.
     
  5. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    :huh 6L6Gh? Is that what those tubes say?

    Seems a cool old amp!

    - Thom
     
  6. Funky54

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    I think its a Boston Vega. I had one with a very similar control panel.
     

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