VINTAGE ELECTRONICS

HardWay
 

This is the very handsome Moses, who owns Perry Nichols.

HardWay Vibroverb owned by Derek Brody.

Polytone poor factory soldering.

Jim Myer's 1956 Webcor tape recorder

HardWay Vintage Electronics

Tim Ward's 1969 Champ.  For some unknown reason, this is the quietest Class A amp I have ever heard.

Fred Shuman's 1967 Princeton reverb (background) and my 1966 at the A/B comparison at Durdel's.

1972 Super Six

John Finley's  EC Stratocaster w/ mid-boost.

5C1 Champ

Tim Ward's Firebird - shielding and secret custom re-wiring.

Jim Myers' Dad's 1951 Deluxe

Richard Everhardt's rare Polytone I.

Ampeg Amp, National Amp
Perry's Tremolux

Re-wiring Tim's ES-335

1958 Fender Tweed Deluxe

Jim Myers' Ampeg

YBA-1 transformer death.

1955 Fender Deluxe TRIAD transformer.

Perry's 1959 Tremolux.  Someday.

Musicmaster Bass Amp converted to a guitar amp for Rick Hall.  The Musicmaster is the only Fender amp that I know of that employs a transformer phase inverter.

The rare and Highly Desirable Stancor A-3801

Routinely sells for > $500!

1972 Fender filter caps - still in perfect shape!

5U4GB mounted and heater glow for Don Cameron

A 1972 Fender Super Six

<----ZAP!

Jim Myers' 1948 Philco portable radio

Ken Haas has a thing for rare amps.  This is a Fender Custom Shop Prosonic from 1995, in red "Lizardskin" - 300 made, of which Ken's is #5.

This amp, Designed by Zinky, was a complete departure for Fender - a high-gain amp with multiple rectifier options and British Speakers.  Very much sounds like a Vox AC30.  Nice.


1966 Fender Bandmaster.

Sadie

Perry Nichol's unique 5 E/F-1  harp amp.

A pristine Traynor YBM-3

Traynor YBM-3

Ken Haas' double Deluxe Reverbs.  These are the Limited Edition "Navy Blues" version of the reissue, with blue Tolex.    Only 150 of these were made, and Ken has two of them.  The serial numbers are 11 apart.

Richard Everhardt's $5 guitar.

1948 Philco
YBA-1 Transformer Death
Polytone Mini-Brute I
Custom Amplifier

Do not spill things into your Marshall head.

Just a couple of Wayne Barger's heads.  I thought my table was going to collapse.

1950s microphone diaphragm Rochelle Salt crystal, crumbled to dust.  You can make a new crystal from  Cream of Tartar and Baking Soda.  This was from a Webcor reel-to-reel tape recorder.

This Magnatone Melodier is pretty ratty.  One of my "When I get around to it" projects.  (sigh).

Blackface Princeton Reverbs
1966 Fender Bandmaster
Magnatone Melodier

A brown Super.

New pickups and wiring of Tim Ward's new Jazzmaster

Panama Conqueror 5W

Gibson Skylark GA-5T

$5 Guitar

Wayne Barger Marshall PCB explosion.

Customer Projects

Jim Mack's 100W MV Twin repair.

Don Cameron's 1962 Princeton

Jim Mack's 1975 Fender Twin:  Fresh set of TAD 6L6GC-STRs.

Pile of Amps
SS Ampeg
1950 Gibson

Tim's brand new Panama Conqueror 5W was modified.

Tim Berry's 1966 Ampeg Jet and 1950? National Amp.

2009 ACD "Cattle Dog".  About 32 Watts.  Powered by squirrels.

1958 Fender Deluxe Narrow Panel.

Kenny Markford's 1965 Fender Vibrolux Reverb.

1965 Bandmaster

Improving factory shielding on Bill Dyke's Les Paul.

1955 Fender Deluxe TRIAD
1951 TV Front Deluxe
Polytone Mini-Brute II quality

This is a 1986 Fender Contemporary Stratocaster.  Compare to Jim Myers', above.  This one is SSH, with Fender/Schaller System 1 tremolo, a heretofore unknown model, and very rare.

Fred Shuman's 1950 Gibson BR-6

This is Jon Groh's 1971 Fender Super Reverb, restored to its former glory. 

1962 Fender Princeton

Jim Myers' Ampeg, Peavey, Kustom, Peavey

1950 Gibson

Perry's "EXP" finally finished.  There are about 20 coats of Tru-Oil on that Mahogany.

A brown Fender Super

Jim Myer's 1984 Fender Contemporary Stratocaster (taken apart).  In 1984 the Fender company was still in transition to the new owner, so if you bought a new Strat, it was made in Japan.  There were no Strats being made in the USA.  The Made in Japan Stratocasters of this era were known to be significantly higher quality than US Strats.

Don Cameron's 1965 Bandmaster with Durdel's sticker.

1958 Fender Tremolux Restoration for Perry Nichols

An early 5C1 Champ.  Note "Eilean" written on piece of masking tape, by the lady that soldered it together.