Ampeg AC-12

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  1. phillygtr

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    I just picked up an Ampeg AC-12 at a pawnshop today. It's a very sweet sounding amp. I think they were made around 1970. Can anyone give me more info on this amp? It's like a poor man's Rambler.

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    AJ

    Note: the image below is not my actual amp but the exact same model.

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    I'll play, 20 watts, out of a pair of 7591's. Nice reverb. Good cleans , and a nice bluesy sound when turned up. Great for a Stones type sound. Later turned into the GU-12 (not to be confused with the G-12 of the same era, which is like a Deluxe Reverb on steroids). Sort of like a Princeton Reverb on steroids.
    My first tube amp was a GU-12. They vary a bit. Mine was pretty clean sounding, but i've heard others that sounded filthy.
    They are PCB, i believe.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

     
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    BTW, I'm having the cheap black plastic power & stand by switches replaced with the standard metal ones. Plus my amp tech is giving it a review to see if everything is in order. Great amp for not much $$ at all. It even has it's original Jensen.
     
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    why replace the switches if they've lasted 38 years?
     
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    Standby switch was broken off. I thought I'd change out the plastic power switch while I was at it.
     
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    I'm loving this amp more every day. Great sound when cranked. It works well with my OD pedals too. Though I love the sound of the Jensen in there I'd like to try a brighter speaker in there to add some high end to the signal. Maybe a Red Fang.
     

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