I bought a tube combo amp.

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  1. kevinpaul

    kevinpaul Premium Member

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    No big deal but this is a bit weird. This thing is a Silkyn Super 50 and was the brain child of a big shot at Gibson. It is a copy of an Engle 50 with the same tubes. A 12AX7 pre amp and 3 6L6GC. Any one know of these?
    I am going to sell the killer big Fender I just bought for the NYC thing. The Fender is not house broken. Silkyn is I think.
     
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    DavGrape Senior Member

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    I just Googled it; Holy smokes---six 12ax7's and 6L6's!? It's like Deluxe Reverb hardware.
    Give a review---I buy one.
     
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    It's Fendery.
     
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    Cool score bud!
     
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    Looks cool.

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    Never heard of it, but there's one on reverb for $315 shipped. :hmm:

    I'm saving up for a Mesa, otherwise I'd consider something like that.
     
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    I saw, I like, then I bought. Door bell rings, I die! It is a copy of the Costly Engel in the poopy picture. This thing was $160.00 new in the box, with the foot switch.
     

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    I love double handles on top. :dude:

    cool amp KPaul
     
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  9. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    ...and heavy. ARRGH MY BACK!!!:laugh2:
     
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    cool avatar Rocco.

    That guitar looks mean. :dude:
     
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  11. kevinpaul

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    I bought the 100 watt Fender for the ugly loud, now I will sell it. That Fender could never be house trained. This Silkyn won't poop in my play pen.
     
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    Are they heavy? Pictures are deceiving.
     
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    Yes Mal it looks like my old AC30. I bought that thing back 3 times. This thing at 58 pounds is not as heavy.
     
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    They are 58 pounds, to me yes.
     
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    Any tube amp in my book is good tone waiting to happen.another nice score K.
     
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    Double handles are brilliant.

    The amp is always unbalanced with the transformer or whatever on one side. So one handle is just....dumb.

    First time I saw an AC30 I was like, "BRILLIANT!"
     
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    Give us a review on performance after you play it a while Kevin!!
     
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    These are strange, I don't know if they were ever on a normal retail sales thing. They are made in the north west USA. A Gibson big shot way behind the building of them. There is no history of them any place. I don't get them all but I get the weird ones.
     
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  19. Rocco Crocco

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    Thanks. Not my guitar in the pic but I have one just like it. LPJ.
     
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    I love the Brown Studios,..truly.

    They're like the Anti-Gibson, Gibson.

    "we don't want to look pretty we want to kill you!" :dude:
     
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