Southpa Posted October 20, 2005 Report Share Posted October 20, 2005 (edited) yeah, I blew it, should have followed my instincts. A few years back I sold a 70's all-tube guitar / bass combo, 2X12 amp. It was a noisy old critter, no way to bias the voltage output without messing with resistors, weighed a ton and only put out about 25 watts. Have a look at my avatar, yeah, thats the one, I hardly used it because it was no great shakes compared to my Musicman. Tried to jam with it and the "un-miked" drums drowned me out even at full volume. I originally got it for 10 bucks and invested about $150 total in getting it running, needed transformer, filter caps, and a few tubes. I also replaced the cord for a 3 prong and grounded the chassis for safety. I didn't even know what it was until a few years later. ya seee, someone had painted it black and the badge on the grill was gone. The original tolex color was red with sparkles and black vermiculations. I got the black paint off with a quick solvent rub. The amp was a Teisco 78-R, one of the rare and unique birds put out by that company at the time. Mine was fully functional despite the stain on the grill cloth and only a few substitute parts. I sold the amp for $125 Cdn. I learned last night that someone bought one of those for $1250 US. So keep you're nostalgia, it may sound the sh*ts and might not even work! But its definitely worth something these days. Edited October 20, 2005 by Southpa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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