Ampeg Super Echo Twin ET 2

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  1. tonemandan

    tonemandan Member

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    Hey everyone. I recently ran across one of these and wondered if anyone here has had any experience with them? It uses a quartet of 7591 power tubes in two seperate power amps run in stereo. Very cool looking cab and two blue Jensen speakers. Vintage '64.

    I'll try to post a pic soon.

    Dan
     
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    I've liked the Ampegs I've heard from that era. NOS 7591s are insanely expensive but the new EH versions work fine. I believe Peter Frampton was a well-known user of the Super Echo Twin. My '66 Reverberocket is about my favorite amp.
     
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    Those amps sound really great. They have gotten very expensive in the last few years. They are basically two amps in one cab. I loved the 1965 Ampeg Gemini I once I got rid of the original C12Q speaker. (Probably the worst speaker Jensen ever made).
     
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    If it's in serviceable condition I'd buy it if I were you - highly collectable amps that sound fantastic.

    You're basically buying two Reverberockets in one cab - that combination does not suck.
     
  5. tonemandan

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    Thanks for the replies guys. It is in VERY good condition. It's getting a cap job now and a 3 prong plug. I'll report back on how it sounds. Anyone have any idea on the value of this particular model? I had never seen one before.

    Dan
     
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    Great amps when you go to a more efficent speaker choice. I'll bet it would be killer with a pair of Celestion blues. As for the price,in excellent condition,$1000.-$1200.
     
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    I've seen the prices of Jets, Revererockets and Geminis going up to the point that I would expect to pay $400-500 for a Gemini, (maybe more) and slightly less for Jets and Reverberockets. Super Echo Twins, I think are more rare, and have the Frampton connection, so I'd expect them to cost more.

    I've had several speakers in my RR2. My favorite has been a Weber P12N but I think Jensens and Jensen-like speakers in general would please me in an Ampeg.

    -Scott
     

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