vintage amp find!

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  1. Aidanspaghetti

    Aidanspaghetti Supporting Member

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    Hey guys,
    scored a NewOldAmp today...
    A RSA Truvoice 15..
    Believe its from '55..
    Actually came with all of its original documentation! HArd to believe it all survived this long.
    Unfortunately there is no internal mains transformer so im not plugging it in until i get it sorted out via a tech but has anyone here any experience with these?!
    A long shot but you guys porobably know someone!

    PS ive been onto the vintagehofner website and my amp is actually the following amp (#629) to the one they have listed there (which resides in Finland!) ....

    Pics later when i upload them!
     
  2. Aidanspaghetti

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    Misleading thread title maybe!
    Was looking for vintage Selmer experts!
     
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    Edited to change thread title ...
     
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    Very cool looking amp, I can almost smell the blues pouring outta that thing, good luck getting her into working condition, love that snake skin!!!
     
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    Pretty incredible!
     
  7. Trout

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    Any chance of getting scans of that schematic & documentation?
    That is one I do not have in my archive for sure!
     
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    Nice!

    Those tubes (at least the power ones) look original.
     
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    Hi trout,
    Yep, she is a live chassis design (hasn't been plugged in yet, doctors appointment arranged!) so, not literally dying to play her just yet!
    Send me your email or(if it's possible) I'll message you the photo....
    Would love to get her working again, even as a little power amp with a royal overdrive in front ;)
     
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    Yes bluesful, they are osram branded k33's iirc and the preamp are all brimar.. There's a u1 in there also I think (never came across them before)....
     
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    Brilliant!

    I bought a vintage amp last year (a '65 so not as old as your new beauty) which had all its original tubes from the factory. After talking it to a tech for a cap job and a 3 prong, a couple were poorly matched so I ended up putting in a matched (close enough) pair of NOS tubes and have the originals in a box sitting in a cupboard. I'm sure your amp is going to sound glorious once it's given a clean bill of health from the tech and you get to fire it up.
     
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    Something I noticed on the schematic, it appears that it has input matching transformers. That might be a difficult item to replace in the event they go bad.
    But yeah, its clearly a widow-maker circuit.
    I suspect that it will (when restored & made safe) sound killer! Hope those old tubes have a bit of life in them, those old Osram KT33's are not especially hard to find or expensive but they do sound killer.
     
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    Cheers guys!
    Part of me wants to get a bogner Atma and refinish it in the same style as a head for this "cab" :)
    Would be funny!
    Ah I'm sure she's very cute when she'll be up and runnin....
    I'm the second owner from new which is hard to believe! I'm really curious to try her out once modernised....
    I think "song for Sonny Liston" should be her first play through! It NEEDS a Strymon Flint though ;)
     
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    Oh Man!!! Record that if you do!!!
     
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    That is a really groovy looking amp! :drool
     
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    Very nice! If those tubes have life you have some gold.
    It's one of those that would probably clean up so beautiful! But do you really want to.... o_O
     
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    I want to hear/read some backstory!
     
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