What did I just buy?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Srvwannab, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    i just picked up this Reinhardt amp locally. Can somebody tell me what I just bought? ;)
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  2. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, it came with a back panel that covers the amp- I removed it for help in ID’ing the amp.

    Also the pic of the top of the amp cut off two additional inputs.
     
  3. BluntForceTrauma

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    Looks like an 18 watter.
     
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  4. Tread

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    Bob Reinhardt was a very fine amp builder who used to have a shop in Bedford County Va. USA. About 20 miles from my home . Although I never went there I've heard from friends and others that his amps are very nice.
    I believe that your amp is basically similar to a Marshall 1974 circuit with master volume.
    Just curious what did you pay for it.
    Bob now builds supercharged car engines.
     
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  5. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    If it is the 18- I think I paid a fair price. The master volume and treble pots are scratchy-

    It is a great sounding amp!
     
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    Awww! You bought a widdle ampy wampy!




    Ha! Reinhardts are sweet amps for sure! Enjoy that sucker!
     
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  7. slagg

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    you bought a tone machine
     
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    Smacky the Frog Silver Supporting Member

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    I tried a head once and was more than impressed. Might have been one of the sweetest Marshall crunches ever and the power scaling was incredible. If you do a search on Reinhart and go back years you'll read some threads where owners consider it the best amp they ever owned.

    It was a sad (but good) day when he announced on the board that he was going to build engines instead of amps.
     
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    <insert joke about how it's junk and you should just send it me here>
     
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    3-12AX7s, 2-EL84s, EZ81 rectifier. Most likely 18 watter.
    As for the scratchy pots, spray those babies out with some DeOxit 5. Tube sockets too.
     
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    You supposed to ask the forum before you buy it.
     
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  12. Brion

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    Yep that is the 18. Cool amp. I've had two and sold both of them. Sound great for what they do. I'm not a Marshall style amp player I guess as I always sell those type of amps. If you dig that 18 watt Marshall thing, Reinhardt is in the top tier of that style of build.
     
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  13. Srvwannab

    Srvwannab Silver Supporting Member

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    Thank you for this! How often does that solve the problem?
     
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    I have one that I bought off the emporium years back. Incredible amp.
    Edit- Congratulations!
     
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    It's pretty effective -- that, and ease of task -- that's why it's the first troubleshooting step in this case.

    Congrats on the amp, make 'er sing.
     
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    It's junk. You should send it to me!
     
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    If the pots are scratchy because they are dirty if will solve the problem every time. Spray the DeOxit in the back of the pot. Turn the knob 100 times.
     
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    Yes, that is an 18 watt. The scratchy pots are caused by being dirty. The deoxit and working the pot a lot whould get rid of it. Typically its caused by lack of use, so possibly the PO liked the tone where it was and didnt move the pots very often?

    BTW, If you want to really open up the tone, get a mullard or Amperex 12ax7. Put one in v1 and 1 in v2. I prefer the amperex in v1, but the mullard doesnt suck either...lol.
    Get an RFTacc83 for V3. And some good Amperex or Valvo EL84's Mullards are good as well. My favorite though is the amperex or Valvo.
    Pimpin aint cheap, but IMO the tone change is worth it.
     
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    75% of the time it works 100% of the time.

    JK.
     
  20. big mike

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    Horses mouth..LOL

    Ditto on tube choice.

    Just bought the finest 18 watt M influenced amp on the planet IMO.
     
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