[AMRadio] Re: AM ?? Vince

Vince Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Sun Apr 8 07:11:28 EDT 2007

On the Ampeg... My friend Steve had two of those heads and the matching six 
foot speaker cabinets...  I'm glad you know about them because I have been 
call a nut for even mentioning them...  no one remembers them...  If you have 
ever been beside two of them ripping... you know all too well they are 

As for the Fender...  yeah well...  I keep mine because it was my first real 
amp and for no other reason...  I was never impressed with any guitar amp 
designs...  always too close to tolerance for me...  I would be happier if 
the Fender had 807's...


On Saturday 07 April 2007 17:00, DOXEMF at aol.com wrote:
> Hello Vince !
>   You said:
> >BTW... I still have my old Fender Super Reverb Silver face with the
> > 6L6GC's...<
>   While your amp has a silver face it is most likely still the original pre
> CBS Fender circuit. One of the best all around designs that Fender made.
> Will work best with T.S. 5881's as in most of the Black face amps. 
>    >I don't use it that much tho...  I have more or less retired to a
> simple D-10  acoustic guitar...  which is where I started in the first
> place HI HI< Kind of like running QRP. No neighbor complaints and pleasing
> to listen to. 
>   >A friemd of mine in the 60's used these huge Ampeg amps with four 6146's
> in the output... now those amps wailed!!!<
>   Awhile ago there was a thread on this or the Tube Collectors list about
> the Ampeg SVT and it's use of the 6146. Six of them with the output rating
> of 300 watts.
>  This amp weighs in at almost 80 lbs and actually bench tests
> at 300 watts.
>   The 6146B/8298A was the only available tube rated for this at the time.
> Plate voltage was 660 vdc. When the 6550 came out it was retro fitted and
> the amp was redesigned to use them. Suprisingly the B+ was raised to 695
> vdc. I have the Ampeg service notes for the change over procedure.
>   The 6550's were much safer without the plate cap and actually performed
> and sounded better anyway. Currently a very desirable amp but costs a small
> fortune to retube especially with the new production tubes not quite as
> good as the originals so NOS are really needed.
>    If you could find one of these, the power amplifier is a seperate,
> complete chassis with enough room to replace the output transformer with a
> 250 watt or so piece of Mod iron and will set in a 19 inch rack tray.
> 73,
> Bill KB3DKS/1
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