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Optimus Prime: A Cool Story

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Some of you know my amp often called Optimus Prime.
I got it in Tauranga off Trademe about 5 years ago and it’s been my #1 band amp ever since.

It’s a unique design, running either 6L6 or 6DZ7 power tubes. Looking inside is a beautifully hand built circuit displaying the complexity of an AC30. Even the cabinet has full metal sheet shielding.
It was designed as a bulletproof pedal engine and I’m serious when I say there would be few amps on the Planet with a chance to usurp it.

I revere this thing and have spent much time meditating on the people and story of its creation.

Yesterday, I got a Pm from an old member here, NZTON.e. The amp was designed for him and he was curious as to how it was going.

Talk about being excited! I fair talked the poor man’s ear off!
We’re putting the story together to go with the amp. There’s even a possibility that Bill Wariner who designed and built this masterpiece is still with us. I’d love to talk to him.
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Crazy, I still remember when you got that!!

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jeremyb wrote:Crazy, I still remember when you got that!!
I need to talk to you about a Bill Wariner logo for the amp.
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Slowy wrote:
jeremyb wrote:Crazy, I still remember when you got that!!
I need to talk to you about a Bill Wariner logo for the amp.
Would be my pleasure :thumbup:

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Loving this Optimusm lads :thumbup:

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Has it been 5 years? That was a bit of a trade me gamble purchase wasn't it? Worked out pretty well obviously.
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StratMatt wrote:Has it been 5 years? That was a bit of a trade me gamble purchase wasn't it? Worked out pretty well obviously.
Yeap - it was five years ago. I still remember the day when Slowy bid over me!!! hahahaha!!!! I'm stoked it's been such a success for you :-)
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Better get a copy of the circuit diagram :wink:

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StratMatt wrote:Has it been 5 years? That was a bit of a trade me gamble purchase wasn't it? Worked out pretty well obviously.
Tony said 5, I thought less.
I have a an intuitive streak I’ve learned to trust over the years.
The only gamble I took here was guilt. From the moment I put it in my car until talking to Tony yesterday, I have always felt a bit like I stole it.
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Slowy wrote:
StratMatt wrote:Has it been 5 years? That was a bit of a trade me gamble purchase wasn't it? Worked out pretty well obviously.
Tony said 5, I thought less.
I have a an intuitive streak I’ve learned to trust over the years.
The only gamble I took here was guilt. From the moment I put it in my car until talking to Tony yesterday, I have always felt a bit like I stole it.
You got it for an absolute steal yeah?
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Jay wrote:Better get a copy of the circuit diagram :wink:
Working on it.
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hamo wrote:
Slowy wrote:
StratMatt wrote:Has it been 5 years? That was a bit of a trade me gamble purchase wasn't it? Worked out pretty well obviously.
Tony said 5, I thought less.
I have a an intuitive streak I’ve learned to trust over the years.
The only gamble I took here was guilt. From the moment I put it in my car until talking to Tony yesterday, I have always felt a bit like I stole it.
You got it for an absolute steal yeah?
Tony said last night that if he’d known how it was going to work out, he would have given it to me.
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Slowy wrote:
hamo wrote:
Slowy wrote: Tony said 5, I thought less.
I have a an intuitive streak I’ve learned to trust over the years.
The only gamble I took here was guilt. From the moment I put it in my car until talking to Tony yesterday, I have always felt a bit like I stole it.
You got it for an absolute steal yeah?
Tony said last night that if he’d known how it was going to work out, he would have given it to me.
And let you have the amp for free too? :P
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Pics are required, please.

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rickenbackerkid wrote:Pics are required, please.
https://nzguitars.com//forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33180 :thumbup:

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