Premier 110 in the Shop

This amp is an old chestnut brought to me by a guy wanting to restore the amp that was his fathers. I think the owner even may have played his first few electric guitar notes through this amp way back when..

40-50 years of deferred maintenance, rotten wire, bad power-tube socket, leaky coupling caps, bad resistors, bad power supply caps, blown output transformer, and some dangerous 120V wiring with exposed wires. I tell ya though, now that it’s done it sounds nice! A sweet sound, and when cranked-up it has a nice overdrive sound. Thank you to its owner for entrusting me to care for this member of the family!IMG_1390

Magnatone Troubador in the shop!

Not too many of these come by the shop….they’re kind of rare. The cool thing about these amps is the vibrato. It’s real pitch-shifting vibrato. A lot of vibrato effects (like in a mid 60′s Fender amp for example) are actually tremelo (pulsating volume) as compared to vibrato (a shifting in frequency). If you ever get a chance to try one you must try it out! I was fortunate to have a customer bring this by to have it ressurrected. A really great amp..now I want one!

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