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Retro-King & Billy Gibbons

Custom 2x12 18 Watt Combo made for Billy Gibbons - ZZ Top
Green Levant Tolex with Post PI Master Volume & Rectifier Switch


"These amps are wicked!"

Billy Gibbons

Update: Billy has ordered six more of these green levant 2x12 18 watt combos

Sharp Dressed Syracuse Amps
with The Post Standard
Mark Bialczak, Staff writer January 10, 2008

Las Vegas November 2007

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Las Vegas November 2007

Chuck received the following email:


Last Saturday night I met Billy Gibbons briefly, and I asked him if he had any recommendations for a 5 watt amp. He responded that he had one for an 18 watt, and I asked what it was. He then suggested contacting Charles Dean, who made Retro King amps, and suggested getting the 2x12. This was after a show, and I honestly don't think I'd be exaggerating to say that he seemed to become energized when talking about your amplifier. I'd say he would have talked some more too, but the security guy was urging me along to allow time for the other fans.

So I figured I should certainly check it out. I've looked around your website, and I think I can tell at least some of what his specs were in the ones that you built for him, but was hoping you would be able to provide those specifics, and what it would cost to have one built.

Thank you very much in advance for your response.

A. P. R.




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


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