Info needed- Vintage Premier Twin-8

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  1. Guitarmaniac01

    Guitarmaniac01 Member

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    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?
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  2. soldano16

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    A buddy of mine had one but his was changed over to more conventional tubes by a local tech.

    That being said, that was the best sounding cranked small amp I ever heard. But the guy who did the conversion was Frank Marino's former tech.
     
  3. Guitarmaniac01

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    Thanks, I'm going to seek more info about it and maybe pick it up
     
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    What's in it? - tubes that are unusual by "not a 12A*7/today's standards" aren't that hard to find with the intraweb etc.
     
  6. Guitarmaniac01

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    Ok, thanks for clearing that up. Did some research and it seems to be more of a harp amp? Has anyone else heard it?
     
  7. TheWayfarer84

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    bumping old thread here...I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this amp? I too see it come up mostly with harp players - any good for guitar?
     
  8. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels

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    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.
     

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