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A friend who owns a studio in Lyttelton dropped this off for me to try for a few months. Not upset about it tbh!!
I’m no expect on the brown face era stuff but I do know the harmonic trem wasn’t used after this series which is really warm and certainly has a different vibe to the black face trem.
Only had a quick play but as you might expect from a big 15” speaker, big, round but does still have some Fender bark to the midrange. Looking forward to playing it some more and I’ll do a demo if I get time.
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Bloody hell, Reg. Some friend.
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Jelly!
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fabulous! I have a friend with a Blackface Pro, it's a fantastic amp, huge warm tone and great reverb.

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Sat May 25, 2024 4:58 pm fabulous! I have a friend with a Blackface Pro, it's a fantastic amp, huge warm tone and great reverb.
I had a Silverface Pro reverb for a while which was nice but sounded pretty different to this. I briefly owned a Paul WD built Pro amp circuit (original 50s version I think) which sounded actually very similar to this. I’d say this has more midrange bark than your typical blackface/silverface. The owner has one of those classic stories from back before TM was a big thing and the local buy sell paper reigned deal king, picked this up with a bunch of other amps from a deceased estate for $900 ish for the whole package. He didn’t even know what a Pro Amp was until he later did some googling.
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Oh my!

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Ha wow that a coincidence I was just reading the schematics on this very amp over coffee this morning!
What a lovely thing. Let me know how you find the harmonic trem. I’m thinking of building a 6g7a brownface bandmaster but I’m tossing up leaving out the trem.
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That's a rare beastie that one, the 15" speaker model, what a good buddy !!
Most pundits overseas like the brownface era amps over the other pre CBS ones.............so it goes.
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[youtube]https://youtu.be/CuABpO-meXw?si=N1KKx1WYGB5ctT8N[/youtube]

Just did a quick video of the Proamp, don’t think my mic placement has really captured the full sound in person but it gives you an idea.

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Hugely arroused by this amp

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Had a chance to turn it up past halfway today and it didn’t disappoint, 1962 Proamp part 2!

[youtube]https://youtu.be/rci1xlCnB3E?si=7bb57FpmHh-QLSDt[/youtube]

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Reg18 wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 4:26 pm Had a chance to turn it up past halfway today and it didn’t disappoint, 1962 Proamp part 2!

[youtube]https://youtu.be/rci1xlCnB3E?si=7bb57FpmHh-QLSDt[/youtube]
Oh man
Has a lovely growl doesn’t it
I’m sure in person it’s amazing

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Had permission to open this up so thought it was a good opportunity to document the amp with some photos.
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