1960 Tweed Tremolux

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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby Rasmus-Skov on Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 pm

Dean Jr. wrote:That is a 5G9 Tremolux....the fixed bias circuit gives it away. there is a modern diode replacement for the silicon diode.
IT is visible on the edge of the photo that shows us the fixed biasing. Nice amp. IF the speaker is original...the date codes will tell you that....the amp is imho a desirable amp that is above 'player' condition. The step down tranny is not a big problem for you and the market there, I would think...especially if a person wanted to play the amp, right. IT might be considered an asset. Your tech will fill you in. This amp is not like a 5E3 due to the biasing....fixed versus cathode. IT also has a long tail pair phase inverter versus the cathodyne of the 5E3 Deluxe. This amp is moving in the direction toward the Fenders of the 1960's....bigger and cleaner.....even with the 6V6's.

Thx for chiming in.

Yes, the step down transformer is a must. I Don't think it's possible to get a tweed with a 220v power transformer. :wink:

I know it has differences from the Deluxe, more bassman-ish.

Can't wait to get it on loan.

stratele52 wrote:+1

A original vintage amp is a lot better than a clone

I think I have like 8 amps pre-1970. Better than a clone, but it comes with a steady bill from my tech. There's always one in the shop. :cheers:
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby Dean Jr. on Fri May 19, 2017 10:52 pm

Ime, if a vintage amp is serviced properly, there is no reason for regular visits for repairs. they work for a long time.....unless they are not fully readied for that work.
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby stratele52 on Fri May 19, 2017 10:56 pm

Vintage amps are the best built amps and are very easy to service if need after many many years.
Same for clone I know.
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby slider313 on Sat May 20, 2017 7:11 pm

It looks like the cabinet has been recovered. Take that into consideration when negotiating a price. :cheers:
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby strato2009 on Sun May 21, 2017 8:47 pm

I have the same amp from 1957 all original. A great amp but the jensen speakers really lack headroom, if you are looking for a cleaner sound try them with other speakers. I tried using it with 2x12 marshall cab with 70's G12H speakers and the sound is completely different and much more headroom. These are solid amps and unmatched, just change the electrolytic caps once every 25 years or so.
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby Rasmus-Skov on Mon May 22, 2017 10:02 am

slider313 wrote:It looks like the cabinet has been recovered. Take that into consideration when negotiating a price. :cheers:


Any reason to suspect that other than it is in almost too good shape? The upper back panel has been re-tweeded, but it's clear that the tweed isn't the same pattern.

The lower backpanel is in bare wood.

If it's a re-tweed it's hard for me too see. The owner is a well known private seller, so if he has any knowledge of it, I don't think he would hide it. He's had it for 20 years in that condition.
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Re: 1960 Tweed Tremolux

Postby Rasmus-Skov on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:32 am

Hey Guys!

Decided to pass on this.

Alot of things just weren't right.

Thx for chiming in!
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