New amp day

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New amp day

Post by laurie » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:15 am

Picked up this one. It is a baby, but it's not bad. It is the vintage version with battery power (takes "D" cells in a compartment in the back), or uses a 12VDC adapter.

Needed some work...
- Batteries had leaked. Battery compartment needed a complete clean-out and treatment with alkaline. No real damage. Just one of the screws discoloured.
- 12VDC power connector had disintegrated. Replaced.
- Pots scratchy to the point of unusability. Cleaned and lubricated.
- Cabinet was filthy. Cleaned and conditioned the Tolex. Cleaned everything else. Came up perfectly - not a blemish on it.

Total cost (CAD$):
- $20 for the amp
- $5 for parts
- $4 for a 12VDC power adapter from the thrift store.
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Re: New amp day

Post by Pepe » Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:15 am

Nice! Looks like a new unit now. :)
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Re: New amp day

Post by Old_Iron » Thu Oct 28, 2021 10:54 am

Nice catch Laurie.

Man I'm going to move to Canada, you guys are so lucky to have gears for a very good price, down here everything is so expensive.

Starting to practice: O Canada, Our home and native land!... :lol:

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Re: New amp day

Post by laurie » Thu Oct 28, 2021 12:28 pm

We have a thrift store about 2km from us. That's where most of the cheap gear comes from.

The "catchment" for donations for that store must be just right - I've never seen this kind of gear anywhere else.

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Re: New amp day

Post by Luke Drifter » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:36 pm

I sold my red knob Champ 12 and got this (Pro Junior). It has a 10" Jensen speaker - nice and tight (not flobby in the bass). Jeff Beck uses two of these as his stage rig,
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Re: New amp day

Post by Pepe » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:57 pm

Very cool!
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Re: New amp day

Post by The_Doc » Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:47 pm

Nice score Pepe ! Congratulations :D

I have a Blues Junior in Tweed with the Jenson but I just can’t get on with it unless I crank it to max. :?

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Re: New amp day

Post by Pepe » Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:15 pm

Nope, it wasn't me who scored! ;)
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Re: New amp day

Post by The_Doc » Wed Feb 16, 2022 5:17 pm

Ha ha ! Sorry - congrats Luke Drifter ! :D

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