Show us your small tube amps!

Discussion in 'Amps & Cabs' started by oldrockfan, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Gemini75

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    @cybermgk: What's your take on the mini Valve Kings?
     
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    small tube---hey I dont have asmall....oh AMP right o.k. almost started a fight there ya did
     
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    Here's my favorite small tube amp. It's the Gibson GA-5 Les Paul Reissue Class A Hand Wired in North Carolina for Gibson by MojoTone. It shares the same circuit and manufacturer with the DrZ Mini Z and the Bad Cat Mini Cat. Awesome full gain little amp. When I push my Les Pauls through this amp it brings out the best in everything,. Awesome little Amp.[​IMG]
     
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    Awh damn man...........thats just fooking gorgeous.....
     
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    Rear view of the GA-5 Les Paul. I just love this amp. It's awesome.[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks. It has quite a few mods, and the JENSEN P8R 25W really brought it all together. You can get them on eBay for $600, and they're worth every penny.
     
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    I just looked on eBay, and there's a GA-5 Reissue like mine with upgrades including Speaker upgrade for $450, and that is a steal. Search on eBay for "Gibson GA-5". That's a lot of amp for $450. If I wasn't working towards a different piece of gear I'd jump on it so I could Mike into the PA in stereo at our gigs. A little differing tones on our Klipsch PA would replace my Fender Twin. Plus it's be easier to transport two 25 pound amps. I may get it anyway.
     
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    This is the smallest tube amp that I have

    Peavey Classic 30 with Eminence The Wizard speaker

    Sounds pretty decent but I use my other amps more

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    heres tonites selection 20150723_170255.jpeg
     
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    I'm really enjoying my DST Engineering U-84 TNT. 2 watts of EL84 goodness, and drives that Sovtek 2x12 real nice.



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    Damn,can i come over and play lol.love ur taste in guitars and gear.drool worthy
     
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    Can I sniff the Lacquer Thinner?????
     
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    Thank you. You're way too kind. If you're ever in the Boston area, you can definitely visit and play with and talk about guitars over an adult beverage or two.


    I can probably also scrounge up some acetone, epoxy, model airplane glue, and mineral spirits too, if that's what you fancy.

    :cheers:


    Do you want to see what's to the left of this photo, out of view?

    :naughty:
     
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    Man looks like a Guitar workshop complete with guitars and amps.
    and yes whats to left whats to right!
     
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    I'll have to work on some pictures of the right side. But to the left is one of my projects that seems to be taking forever. It's tough since I don't work as a machinist any more.


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    holy moly,that a early iron head Sportster ??? i had a 1970 ELCH long time ago.shifter was on the right hand side. thats a 900 CC engine ?? sweet
     
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    hell its a flat head.love the straight pipes.all i ever run lol
     
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    JOHN!!!! Stop making my life look like crap! lol
    Now I am depressed I will take that model airplane glue now please.......

    Seriously though.....
    Great looking project Sir. That would be a blast to rattle around Boston on and hit a few Irish Pubs ;)
     
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    750 cc K-Model. That chasis is for a '59 KR (ball bear race version of that motor). The engine is on the workbench next to the skate sharpener in the second photo. The engine in the frame is a '56 KH (850 cc) for mock up. I also have a '54 KHR and '55 KHK motors, along with two more chassis. I'd like to get at least one running and back on to the race track again. Having a second running as a bobber would be icing on the cake. Having the third running and set up as a flat tracker would be the bees knees.
     
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    Cool beans. I'm more of a Triumph guy but those are really neat bikes.

    They remind me, I did see a Harley the other day I really honking admired - and the iron butt of the fellow riding it - Knucklehead, hardtail, single seat, ape hangers and the requisite straight pipes. Only thing missing from my "mind's eye" perfect chopper was a set of springer forks.
     
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