We played some music at the shop last Friday, and this amp was employed. We found it to be pretty damn amazing! It was obvious that the amp has been well maintained.

It is loud, and it is clean sounding. The reverb is lush and the tremolo throbby. The JBL D130 sounds great, though I am not certain that it is original to the amp because it is an 8 ohm speaker, and the amp has an extension speaker output that says "total load 8 ohms". So, you can either use the internal speaker OR an external cab, but not both.

Today I went through it and saw that most of the circuit is original and the filter caps have been changed.

The power tubes are recent JJ 6L6s. The entire preamp section is loaded with vintage RCAs, all of which are stable. I imagine that the RCAs aren't hurting the tone at all!

All original transformers are present, and they are clean and rust free, as is the chassis.

Condition externally is excellent with just a tear in the grille cloth to show the amp's age.

I'm not sure if the push-in casters are original, but they're a big help as the amp is heavy - 74 pounds to be exact.

Overall this is a killer amp with tons of headroom and no issues whatsoever.


Dimensions: 11x20x27
Weight: 74lbs
Output power: 100 watts
Date stamp: 7/12/1973, stamped inside chassis
Speaker: JBL D130, perhaps not original
Extension speaker out?: Yes - 8 ohms total load
Effects; Reverb, Tremolo and pull pot on the Master for boost
Rectifier: no tube, solid state/internal
Power tubes: (4) 6L6, recent JJ tubes
Preamp tubes: (3) 7025, (2) 12AT7, (1) 12AX7, all old RCA tubes
Pedal: Original
Covering: Orig
Grille: Orig with one tear
Casters with pop-in plates, perhaps not original

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
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