Penn Amps?

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  1. erik smith

    erik smith Member

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    anybody whos played one please let me know what you think
     
  2. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    I owned one for a while and it was a great amp. I bought it from Billy when he was making them out of Outlaw Guitars about 8-10 years ago. It was a fantastic amp and Billy is a first class guy who will go above and beyond to satisfy his customers.

    I sold mine cause it was more on the Fender side of the street and I was evolving more on the Marshall side. I know he has a lot more models now and he is a demon with a Tele in his hands.

    Great guy, great amps!
     
  3. MightyGuru

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    I have a Penn Pennalizer 50 1X12 Reverb combo. The cleans are in the Fender camp but the reverb is different. It has a ducking quality to it. It has an effective master and a surprising amount of overdrive available and really can rock as well as do great in-between tones. The overdrive has a thick tweed bassman kind of tone but goes into Marshall JMP territory with the gain maxed.
     
  4. Dave Orban

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    A buddy of mine gigs a 335 through a Pennalizer, and it sounds fantastic...!
     
  5. fast ricky love

    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    I'd love one of those amps, they sound great. A bit pricey tho'...
     
  6. mad dog

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    I've heard a number of the modern-type Penn amps. Quite loud and rocking for their size and wattage, no problem cutting through, with an excellent reverb you can really crank. They're good amps, not quite to my taste. The one tweed type Penn I heard was very much to my taste. Looked like a Pro, but blended bits of several tweed circuits. Had a Weber ceramic speaker. A beautiful, loud amp with its own voice. Some players I respect swear by Billy Penn, and now I know why.
     
  7. randy morser

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    anyone have contact info on billy penn. i'm trying to order one and can't get him. he's answered an email once or twice, but i'm getting the feeling that he's not much of an emailer.
    RandyMorser@aol.com
     
  8. mad dog

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    I've played through several Penns. The best by far was a somewhat tricked out tweed pro looking amp. I think it had larger transformer, the later bassman phase inverter circuit. Can't remember. 35 watts, 2 x 6L6, Weber 15F150-O speaker in it. One of best I've played yet. Would have bought it (used at a Guitar Center), but it had at least one microphonic preamp tube, a big rip in the grill cloth, and they would not get real on the price. That thing sounded GREAT.
     
  9. sloanfiske

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    sick.

    never selling mine. got it 2nd hand about 5 years ago.

    nothing I've played really touches it. my old Dual Showman and this will be in the hands of my kid after I go.

    it's an early run custom 40 with a psudo-marshall look.

    with a naylor 12. the big reason I bought it. i loved the naylor amp i tried and could afford years earlier. saw this in the back...plugged in...never looked back.

    too bad we dont hear more about billy.
     
  10. Ian Anderson

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    Billy Penn makes a hell of an amp! We have oneint he shop, A Pennalizer, or are they all called Pennalizer? Ours is 18 watts, EL84s but can use 6l6 also if I am not mistaken. Killer amp!
     
  11. fifty9 335

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    I've never really cared for them...ive tried a few and they all sound small, thin a buzzy to my ears...
     
  12. randy morser

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    Mine is great. It's not thin by any means. Dr. Z sounds a little thin to me, but not the Penn.
     
  13. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 on a Tweed Pro with 1 -12 weber alnico ..... Sounded great till I sold it .
    Made some great music out of that bad boy .....Sold it for microphone money (ouch) .Seemed to be beefier and cleaner than the usual 35w tweed .Billy was very on the case with advice via email even though I bought it used .
     
  14. randy morser

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    no one seems to be able to get a hold of his these days. I wonder where he went...
     
  15. macmax77

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    i don't know where he went but i know where there is a Penn amp for 700 dollars.

    i will check the specs tomorrow and get back to you to ask if the price is right
     
  16. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    If it`s a champ copy .too much ......if it`s got a 12 and reverb...700 bucks should get you a line forming here .
     
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    i just found out it has a 12"weber and it is a 20 watter
     
  18. randy morser

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    dude, give. where is it?

     
  19. randy morser

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    I'm seriously considering selling my Penn. Is there any interest here? I may post on the amps for sale page soon.
     
  20. mad dog

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    Randy: Which one do you have?
     

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