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Ever heard of a SOUND ampw/7868 Tubes

Davidg1974

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I amgetting ready to buya vintage amp-looks to be from 60s.brand name is SOUND. Came stock with Jensen 12s -2of them(1 has been replaced) has 1-12 AU7RCAbrand, 4-12AX7 Mullards!,and runs on 2-7868 power tubes. sounds phenominal! best tremelo I have ever heard and sonds like a BF Fender.The only thing I can find out is that they were made in Italy and imported into New York and were kind of a local hit up there.ANYBODY with any more info and schematics or thoughts on the 7868s please chime in-it would be much appreciated.Thanks--DAVE
 

Doug's Tubes

Platinum Supporting Member
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The 7868 is similiar to the 7591 except for the base.

My first electric guitar amp back in 1967 was a Sound 1x15 with 7868's. Actually, I think they were manufactured in Mineola Long Island.
 

Fuchsaudio

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They were a LI based company, but there were Italian made Sound amps too. Not sure if they were in any way affiliated.
 

Davidg1974

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Thanks for the info guys, I am getting it for $100 bucks and the mullards alone are worth that, I was very surprised at the sound because it really is a great sounding amp and the trem was killer. I got a 76 Traynor ygl 3 mk3 which is supposed to be a twin-based amp but this Sound was much warmer and closer to old Fender to my ears. Andy-If u see this I plan on sending u the Traynor when I get the money uporcan get my G.A.S. under control for a bit . So hopefully I will contact u soon for an appointment and specifics. Thanks for taking time to reply guys and anyone else feel free to chime in-I need all the help I can get!
 

slider313

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I had a 2x12 Sound combo with a pair of 7868's. I believe Sound was located in Hauppague, NY. The 2x12 used a pair of 16 ohm Jensen's, in parallel, for an 8 ohm load. It did sound more like a Fender than an Ampeg despite the use of 7868's.
 




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