Hi, I have the opportunity to buy a vintage Premier Twin 8, I was seeking any thoughts or opinions on this amp. I will be playing it through an Ibanez sz with humbuckers. I was also wondering if it's easy to find replacement tubes for it?
Premier amps had a very distinct tone; they built a wide range of amps, but they all have a very warm tone (some would say dark) without much treble on the clean sounds, a somewhat boxy mid-range and very full bass. It's an unusual sound, very far removed from the usual Fender/Marshall/Vox range of many '60s amps. The Twin 8 has a great tremolo, and the 8R has superb reverb as well. They're not for everybody - definitely not what I'd recommend for power pop - but they're pretty affordable and are worth checking out.