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"Tremtone" 5G9

 A rare circuit that was only made for a year or two in the late 50's is sought after and hard to find. If you are lucky enough to find one expect to pay $3,000 to $6,000. I have re-created this awesome amp and, in my opinion, it is the best sounding
tweed amp.

The cabinet is made of pine and is lacquered as they did in the 50's. This cabinet is known as the "Big Box" which gives the 18 watt circuit nice lower mids and low end compared to a deluxe size cabinet. This amp also has the best tremolo I ever heard. Another thing that sets this amp apart from some of the other lower watt tweed amps is that it has a long tailed phase inverter that gives this circuit some great head room.

The speaker is a 12" Weber Alnico 12A150(B) and sounds perfect with this amp. The amp is constructed using USA made paper bobbin transformers (original spec), carbon comp resistors, point to point eyelet board, Jupiter tone and bypass caps and vintage style cloth wire.

The amp is powered by two JJ6V6 power tubes, three JJ12AX7 preamp tubes and one JJ5U4 rectifier tube. The circuit is dead on original except for a bias pot and stand by switch.

 

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Specs:

18 watts
Lacquered pine tweed cabinet
Weber 12" Alnico 12" 12A150(B) Speaker
     (other speakers available by request)
Jupiter tone and bypass caps
Carbon comp resistors
Classic tone original spec transformers
Tremolo foot switch
Two JJ6V6 power tubes
Three JJ12AX7 preamp tubes
One JJ5U4 rectifier tube
Hand wired point to point eyelet board
2 Channels: bright and normal
Tone speed and depth controls

Price:  
$1,795

 

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        RetroKing Tremolux

 

 

Not trying to reinvent the wheel.....just making damn sure it will ROCK & ROLL!

 

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