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Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 am
by mrmofo
for me, all of the Aus and NZ built amps from the 60`s to early 70`s easily hang with similar models from the USA and the UK Except for the horrible Plessey/Phillips speakers. these speakers are what gives the older amps a bad name imo.
an old Gunn/Jansen Cab with proper Guitar speakers will sound bleedin great.
the Aussies got it right using JBL/Fane in Eminar Cabs. the Guys from Eminar were lucky enough to have access to Deep Purples amps in the early 70`s and Cloned Blackmoores Marshall.
around the same time The Kiwis were lucky to be assembling Fender Twin amps so they had the internals worked out as well.

Lots of good amps for cheap out there.

that Fane on Trade Me should be a winner

back in the 80`s Fanes were highly regarded, along with Pile, JBL and Celestion.

there was a company back then that were the last resort, post internet there are forums devoted to them.
funny how stuff changes

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:23 am
by el byrdo
I want that fane!

also in the same mould, and silimarly underrated is this:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1917007718

The peavey scorpions are a pretty bad speaker tho, you can get great fender cleans and great sabbathy distortion if you remove the hair metal diodes from the crunch and ultra channels.

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:23 am
by Jake
el byrdo wrote:I want that fane!

That's you bidding on it right?

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:28 am
by el byrdo
yeah.,..

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:16 pm
by kwhelan
interesting to know, my old rocket 130 has a fane 150w speaker , didn't realise they were so highly regarded, might have to actually do something and advertise the thing instead of it wasting away in the spare room

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:59 am
by el byrdo
Jake wrote:
el byrdo wrote:I want that fane!

That's you bidding on it right?

Feel free to bid I got a different speaker - an eminence legend

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:10 am
by Jake
el byrdo wrote:
Jake wrote:
el byrdo wrote:I want that fane!

That's you bidding on it right?

Feel free to bid I got a different speaker - an eminence legend


Much obliged! Will see what happens, would definitely be a more cost effective option for me...

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:46 pm
by Jake
There's now an earlier model on TM for a reasonable starting price, will have to monitor it to gauge how much I can justify investing in fixing mine up https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instrum ... 937112.htm

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:47 am
by Delayman
I’m sure nostalgia has coloured my memory, but one of my happiest tone memories is borrowing one of those wicker fronted ones. It was set up on a desk directly behind me in a small stage, and every note I held bloomed into in-tune feedback.

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:24 pm
by Jake
Jake wrote:There's now an earlier model on TM for a reasonable starting price, will have to monitor it to gauge how much I can justify investing in fixing mine up https://www.trademe.co.nz/music-instrum ... 937112.htm


Update; I have spoken to the owner and he said that the fault with it is electrical and it might need new tubes as it sometimes cuts out when it is being played and it has a bit of a crackling sound. Speaker is still working ok. Please be aware that if you purchase this amp you will need to do some work on it to get it running properly. Thanks


Explains their pricing a bit, on with the show!

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:37 pm
by el byrdo
Cutting out could be a dry joint to a failed output transformer. A gambler risk....

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:14 pm
by el byrdo

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:46 pm
by NippleWrestler
Rockit are still in Onehunga and they fix up their old amps if you take one in. I sold an ss one to a collector on Facebook for $300. He took it right to them and they repaired the grille cloth, put on new knobs and gave a service inside. This was 2016 and as far as I know they're still going.

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:40 pm
by Jake
NippleWrestler wrote:Rockit are still in Onehunga and they fix up their old amps if you take one in. I sold an ss one to a collector on Facebook for $300. He took it right to them and they repaired the grille cloth, put on new knobs and gave a service inside. This was 2016 and as far as I know they're still going.

I did fire them an email to try get a little more info about it but no luck, if I lived up that way I would definitely bring it in!

Re: Rockit SuperLead 130

PostPosted:Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:58 pm
by Jake
It lives! And sounds bloody great!
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Rectified Amps here in Wellington gave this a service and re-tube, popped in the new speaker (Fane Medusa 150) and this reverb tank I pulled from an old Alron head:
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Can't rate his work highly enough, and very reasonable rates too.

Absolutely digging the sound of this so far, I suspect I might be selling my Vox pretty soon. Plays nicely with my strat (which was almost unusably bright through the Vox) - I think it's also due to the strat being very low output so I can actually turn the volume up on the amp.

Overall I'm stoked with this. Weight is a bit of a hassle but that's the same with the AC15 anyway...