• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Vintage Teisco 10, should I?

Messages
147
I found an add for a vintage 8 watt Teisco that goes for super cheap. 250 bucks or so....well....1000 shekels. Should I pull the trigger? Seems like a no brainer.
 

DiPa

Constant GAS
Messages
15,316
Yes if it works is my opinion. Something vintage at that price sounds like a no brainer
 

drbob1

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
29,189
I'd need to know a little more about it. First off, all tube? Next, WHICH tubes? Many of those amps don't use an input transformer, or at least not for the heaters. You can tell because the heater voltage ratings add up to roughly 100-110 (like the 50C5, 35W4 and 12AX7 of an amp-in-case Danelectro). They are a shock hazard and need to be run on an isolation transformer, an additional cost besides any caps that need replacing.

All that said, it's a $250 amp, not a bargain at that price but a decent small volume amp.
 

bullet6759

Member
Messages
2,866
No I would not its over priced. Save a little more and get a Magnatone 108 or silvertone 1482 better build and tone
 
Last edited:
Messages
147
I'd need to know a little more about it. First off, all tube? Next, WHICH tubes? Many of those amps don't use an input transformer, or at least not for the heaters. You can tell because the heater voltage ratings add up to roughly 100-110 (like the 50C5, 35W4 and 12AX7 of an amp-in-case Danelectro). They are a shock hazard and need to be run on an isolation transformer, an additional cost besides any caps that need replacing.

All that said, it's a $250 amp, not a bargain at that price but a decent small volume amp.
From what I understand it's an all tube amp with reverb and tremolo, it's a copy of a vintage Vox Pathfinder.
 

drbob1

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
29,189
That seems like a lot of amp for $250. Still, I'd want to play it and make sure it's as advertised before I put my money down!
 






Trending Topics

Top Bottom