1. During the first week of August 2020, we'll be upgrading the software TGP runs on to the currently available up-to-date version. The software version is a significant upgrade, so there will be some downtime as we do the work under the hood. We've got a team of professionals, including the actual software development company assisting the process. We've conducted actual tests using backups of the current forum to ensure a smooth and successful upgrade. We've gone to great lengths on the design of the theme (aka 'skin' or look and feel) of the forum to offer a better user experience for members and visitors. The default theme will be new, yet clearly influenced by the classic TGP look. We will have a dark version of that also easily selectable. Also available will be a "Classic TGP" theme that closely matches the current theme you are accustomed to using with the current software. There is also an easy width adjustment to make it set width or expand to your window width for each theme. As we get closer, I'll update everyone so hopefully no one will be caught by surprise.
    Dismiss Notice

Ever bought an amp for the speaker that was in it? Or the tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 55hz, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. 55hz

    55hz Member

    Messages:
    3,544
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    I bought a Peavey for the EV SRO Alnico that was in it, and a Kalamazoo that had all Mullards in it.

    Anyone else?
     
    AintNoEddie likes this.
  2. wi3465

    wi3465 Guitar Slut Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    667
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta,Georgia
    Mesa SOB (Son of Boogie) for a vintage EVM12L. Great amp, a very loud and clean 60watts. Some say one of the best speakers ever made.
     
    55hz likes this.
  3. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,232
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    InSaneDiego
    Nope. Not saying I wouldn't though.
     
  4. zenas

    zenas Member

    Messages:
    7,925
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Sure, if I see a cheap amp I'll see what's in it. Like the old Peavey hybrid amps that used 4 or 6 6L6s. Without fail someone beat me to it.
    Had way better luck with old organs.
     
  5. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    25,859
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2004
    A beat to hell red knob Twin cab for a pair of EVM12-Ls just recently. Lots of organs for tubes, and a few tape recorders and console amplifiers, but no guitar amps I can remember.
     
  6. Rossi163

    Rossi163 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,674
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2015
    Location:
    The Great Lakes
    Numerous times. Bought a late 60's Canadian solid state GBX Super Bug combo that had pair of Celestion greenbacks. A Standel solid state amp with a pristine JBL D130F. An early 70's silverface Twin Reverb with a pair of orange frame JBL D120's and complete set of RCA tubes.
     
    55hz likes this.
  7. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam Member

    Messages:
    4,480
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Location:
    Under a palm tree
    If its the same Peavey I think it is I had a REALLY hard time not buying it myself. I had literally bought an amp the day before...but that Peavey with the EV was a bargain.
    I have a Guild Thunder II 2X10. It's full of Telefunkens, certainly didn't hurt its chances of me buying it.
     
    55hz likes this.
  8. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    12,532
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    I bought a THD Type O because it had a cool picture of Jimi inside the combo cabinet.
     
  9. Freddyzone

    Freddyzone Member

    Messages:
    112
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Traynor YSR1 with Phillips el34 power tubes and pre amp tubes. I think they are actually Mullards but Phillips branded.
     
    Toowoombaus likes this.
  10. S. F. Sorrow

    S. F. Sorrow Member

    Messages:
    7,948
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    South of Mars
    Kinda. A 1959 Telefunken Hymnus STEREO (rare then) console. Loaded with original EL84 & ECC83 (12AX7) tubes.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    lamf, Borealis, AintNoEddie and 2 others like this.
  11. JES1680

    JES1680 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,867
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2004
    Location:
    MPLS
    Yes, bought a Laney pro-tube 6 knob partially because it had Siemens EL34s and partly for nostalgia as it's the same 50 watter I played back in the hair band days. :)
     
  12. Bucksears

    Bucksears Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,090
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location:
    Clayton, NC (just east 'o Raleigh)
    Not in the past, but I'd have no qualms about buying the Egnater Tourmaster 2x12 cab for the Celestion Elite 80's inside.
    The fact that the cab is well-built, oversized, sounds great and thinks it's a 4x12 (sounds huge) is just a bonus.
     
  13. Ippon

    Ippon Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    This is a nicely-maintained '84 SOB with the awesome EVM-12L speaker.

    You can play it at speaking volume but you can really feel your hair stand when you play it loud. This is not an amp for shy people. :);)

    [​IMG]
     
    Jamie_Mitchell likes this.
  14. Toowoombaus

    Toowoombaus Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2014
    Location:
    Palm Springs CA
    Yes I did. Bought a Traynor YSR-1 for the Phillips branded Mullards. I made a 3 minute film of the amp safari with mic'd up tests.
    I don't have the amp but I still have the tubes! Six preamp and two power tubes. ;)

     
    Freddyzone and Coolidge like this.
  15. s360guitarist

    s360guitarist Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,082
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Yes. Snagged an old non-functioning radio chassis from 1949 on my local CL. Stock with NOS 6v6gt and a 5y3...paid 20 bucks.

     
  16. deepcove17

    deepcove17 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    739
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2019
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    No but for the right price I would.
     
  17. MikeMcK

    MikeMcK Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,299
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Location:
    Jersey shore
    Way back when very few people knew what Traynor amps were all about I could find them locally for next to nothing... I'm not in Canada but Long & McQuade had a couple of stores near where I lived and Traynors were all over the place. When the Internet became a "thing" I could still find $100 YBA-1s, $75 YBA-2s and combos (YGMs) for a little more. As often as not, I'd get them and find Mullards with a lot of life on them.
     
    Toowoombaus and Christian Dulac like this.
  18. lamf

    lamf Member

    Messages:
    435
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    I bought an old VT 4X12 for the 4 Greenbacks for $150
     
  19. Jamie_Mitchell

    Jamie_Mitchell Member

    Messages:
    2,069
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Location:
    south of no north
    yep. silverface Twin for $100, for the JBLs in it.
     
  20. scelerat

    scelerat Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,795
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2009
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    I, too, bought a Peavey Pacer about a year ago at a guitar show for $200 that had an EV coffee-can SRO speaker in it. Put the SRO in its own cab, but I had a Celestion G12T-75 hanging around, so I put that in the Pacer, and it's totally great sounding. Giggable grab-and-go which also works as a shop/quiet house amp.
     

Share This Page