Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by paulvcarter, Jan 22, 2019.
Yeah and I heard they were all sold out fast...
They sold out before they were built !
You can buy quite a few original Supro/Valco's for that money.
As a very happy owner of a Park amplifier built by Mister Colby’s company, I’m pretty damn excited about the production model.
I think this is the right team to make that amp.
Very true!!! And be every bit as happy with the tone.
I suspect that the majority of people purchasing this $12,500 amp are collectors/investors, and not musicians.
At $12,500, I wouldn't think that it would be a very good investment.
Listening to the Tone Mob podcast right now with @analogmike and he said he’s one of the guys who bought the Sundragon amp. We want to hear about it Mike! And hear it with a SunBender in front
I want to hear it with my guitars in front of it
Of course. Just going with the Jimmy Page Tone Bender/Supro thing
Oh yea...... I’d throw a MKII TB in the mix for good measure
What gets me is they put a Jensen P12Q speaker in it (according to the article in this month's issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine).
It's not a very good speaker. I have one in my Fender Princeton and it sucks.
A $12,500 amp and they stick a $139.23 speaker in it.
What a royal rip off.
$12,500 is a silly price but if the bulk of the profits that JP is getting are being donated to Charity (which JP often does & has been noted for) then it's a good thing IMHO.
Dumble put a $49 speaker in one of his combo amps. I rather the builder use their ears than put in some speaker they think the consumer wants.
kind of disappointing he priced it for millionaires. Oh well, his legacy to make it what he wants.
He can never take away from me that I saw Zeppelin for $12 though.
And some Dumbles sound pretty bland while others sound stellar. Well that might explain why.
I know this was posted a while ago, but which Ampeg Gemini? I, II, VI? I uses 12" speaker, II & VI use 15", and there are other differences... But which one did SIBLY?
They put a Jensen reissue in the handwired Deluxe Reverb.
I’ll be honest, it may not be the best speaker in a modern application, but if you are chasing that tone, there isn’t much better.
They are cheap speakers because they were cheap speakers made back in the day. We are in a golden age of speaker options today, but back in the day, it was Jensen, Oxford, etc, and it wasn’t some high tech build with a hemp cone. It’s a thin paper cone, some doping, and a weak ceramic magnet in many cases. And that contributed to the tone.
I’d say be thankful they aren’t trying to charge you $250 for the re-creation
We are sort of spoiled today with all the stellar stuff that's available.
I'm sure there are some folks that don't know how much things have improved.
These 50 limited editions have been allegedly sold out.
I cannot image that any serious musicians purchased these things without first trying them out, especially at the ridiculously inflated price of $12,500 each. They must have been purchased by collectors/investors.
I found it interesting that the recent articles in Vintage Guitar Magazine did not detail the tube compliment or wattage of this amp. They typically detail such things.
Well, I'm sure Jimmy has had his pockets well-lined with American greenbacks.
Says a lot about the man and the company that made these clones.