Someone fed them after midnight and now they’re taking over!
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If you’re interested in beefing up your signal chain or you’re in search of that special tone, these pedal combos will definitely get you somewhere.
See something you like? Give us a call (828.254.0402) or send an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve got layaway options so get in touch!
If you’ve lost faith that all the good deals are gone…that you’ll never find that old lady with a ’59 Burst in her attic…that you’ll never find a MINIMOOG at a yard sale for $20 (we actually witnessed this)….that you’ll never find a 1961 Fender Super amp at Goodwill for $20…oh wait. That just happened.
A very lucky gentleman was looked upon favorably by the Gear Gods and picked up this Fender Super Amp for $20. $20!!?! All original everything; tubes, speakers, all components. To top it off, it’s production #17 – one of the earlier Supers to be built that year.
We gave him two options: Don’t touch it and sell it right away for all the dollars, or, have us update the high voltage components and rock forever. He chose the second option. We replaced some components, added a 3-prong, A/B’d tubes (settled on the OG power tubes – there’s a touch more top end and punch with new JJ’s vs. the old RCA’s, but that’s a swap for another day). The same can be said for the speakers; a new pair could potentially have more bottom and punch but there’s just something special about those old Jensens….
It’s a little beat up cosmetically, but that doesn’t spoil it one bit. The moral of the story is: keep searching because the deals are out there and you can find them!!
We’ve ended up with a sweet selection of pairs – some identical, others are cousins – so we thought we should share before they’re adopted and split up.
We’ll get started with the more rare pairs:
Probably the least known of all these:
Can’t forget the classics:
A pair not often seen together:
Okay so these are more like cousins, but, Pre-CBS:
If you have the heart to split these guys up, or want to take the pair home together, please call us at 828.254.0402 or email email@example.com
*Editor’s Note* We’re going to go ahead and apologize for some of these pictures being a little blurry, they were taken under the influence of large amounts of coffee.
We were recently commissioned for a fun, special project and wanted to share.
A gentleman came in with his Fender Super 60 (it looked like this….)
and a funky, fuzzy, brown-70s-couch covered cabinet. He had a problem. He’s carrying the two around because it makes him feel all warm and fuzzy inside (much like the cabinet), but, he was tired of carrying the two around separately – multiple trips from the van and slowing set-up/breakdown were getting old. After some discussions with Brian, the two decided the best course of action would be to chop up the Super 60 and put it into a larger cab with the speaker from the original. And so it began….
If you’ve never picked up a Super 60 it’s not the lightest thing – the transformers don’t help but there’s a lot of excess metal plating that really adds up.
Here’s a shot pulling out the PCB from the body:
And it’s out! Look at all that extra space – it’ll come in handy later.
Always use the right tool for the job. Or what you have.
So after some time, it starts to shape up….
See? Look at all that extra room
And now it’s starting to come together
*There’s a few steps that got skipped here towards the end, but you can just use your imagination.*
You’re missing the baffle construction, grill cloth-ing, and installation. And some filing, and some drilling, and more filing, and more drilling. And then troubleshooting because “…it totally worked a second ago before I put this in here, so what just broke…”
Then Brian waved his hands over the amp, blessing it with his magic, and determined it to be finished. And so it was.
And it looks so, so fresh.
We’re going to be hanging out in Knoxville next weekend at GEAR for EARS during the BIG EARS FESTIVAL. It’s a FREE guitar show INSIDE the Pilot Light Club!! There’s gonna be all kinds of cool stuff and it’s just a FIVE MINUTE walk from downtown! If you’d like to arrange to display gear, call 865-789-8679. Visit www.thepilotlight.com for more club info.
*** Come check out some of the coolest musical gear in Knoxville during the Big Ears festival. FREE ADMISSION! Buy, sell, trade and demo guitars, amps, boutique effects pedals, synths, and more. Also, check in with one of the premier electronic techs (Moog authorized) in the Southeast. Presented by Knoxville’s The Pilot Light, Music Room Guitars, and Hot Horse. Also featuring area collectors, dealers, and musicians, and the public is welcome to bring their musical gear for sale or trade. For more info or to arrange to display gear, call 865-789-8679.
*** BIG EARS FESTIVAL musicians and attendees are welcome to take a 5 minute walk from downtown venues and hotels, to Knoxville’s Old City shops, clubs and restaurants for GEAR for EARS.
The event will be held at the Pilot Light Club, 106 E. Jackson, Knoxville, TN 37915 on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29 from 11-4:30 each day. Performances and film showing afterwards each evening. Visit www.thepilotlight.com for more club info.
As moody and high-maintenance as they can be, we looove tube amps, old and new. We’ve gotten in 60 year old amps whose original tubes still sound great (if you like a little crackle with your drive), and like-new amps whose tubes already need replacement. A bit of it is just luck– some are going to hold up better than others– but if you wish to maintain your beautiful tones, a little bit of attention and maintenance can take you a long way. Treat it like a small animal! No feeding or clean-up required. Here are some tips from our techs:
Don’t get overwhelmed– you and your tube amp can have a long, loving relationship without too much trouble. And once you find that tone you really love, how could you not strive to maintain it?
Any questions? Give us a call! We’re here to help.
We new have brand new, boxed, Caroline Guitar Company pedals in shop, and, my, do they look fine in our glass case. Mmmmmhmmmm.
See how high you can fly before melting your face with their Icarus boost– we have the last few in this gorgeous gold finish. More words and demo here.
If you crave more fuzz than your momma will allow in the house, you’ve got to get on this Olympia. Clean, simple, fuzzzzzzzzzy. More words and demo here.
And if you’re feeling a little unhinged today and you just wanna get totally wild, the Wave Cannon is for you. Its an overdrive/distortion with four controls and one loose cannon: the Havoc Switch. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. More words and demo here.
Come demo them in store anytime!