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AlanN
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries dude, it was a "just in case". Keep up the good work!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a shot of the old 1964 "Elpico" 10 watter sprayed metallic purple, set up at "Ronnies" bar and ready to go.



These little amps are pretty good for the money if you can find one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Mike. I'm quite fond of old amps but never heard of Elpico. Do you know where they were made?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Nice Mike. I'm quite fond of old amps but never heard of Elpico. Do you know where they were made?


+1

And what about the 'Marshall' cabinet?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the 'Marshall' cab from MDF and some old grill-cloth from a '60's Selmer "Constellation" amp that someone trashed. The "Marshall" script is vintage too - from a late sixties JMP I think?

The "Elpico" (in Spanish "The Little One") was made by 'Lee Products' in London from the late '50's till the mid '70's I think?. With a bit of work it sounds a bit like a Vox AC10. This one, a '64 has a circuit board but the early ones were hardwired throughout.

McCartney used one with the Beatles early on but in the green/cream cabinet combo version. He still has it today.

I got this one off ebay, sprayed the 'orrible grey box purple, added some chickenhead knobs and tweaked it a bit for guitar as its a PA amp primarily. Added 'middle' instead of the 'gram/mic' input and some extra treble.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!
Tube line up?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think.....3x ECC83, 2xEL84, 1xEZ81? I think it's class 'A' and tube rectified anyway.

It's an AC88 and the circuit is a lot like an old Vox, and I think the first of these pre-dates the Vox amps? Take out the vib/trem circuit and the top-boost out of a Vox and you're left with one of these.

Nice clean but not much clean with a great crunch and distortion. Better with a P90 than a Humbucker IMO.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting thread, on my goldtop you can see a tigerstripe under the gold layer, I always wondered if it had a flamed/tiger maple top underneith. Reading the first post in this thread makes me wonder even more..
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get busy with the paint-stripper and blowtorch!!

Glad you kept the GT, I think you made the right decision!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ziltoid you may just have one just like mine.
Hmm amps now huh Mikey perhaps we should all post our # 1.
Can anyone say Plexi?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom wrote:
Hmm amps now huh Mikey perhaps we should all post our # 1.
Can anyone say Plexi?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saawwwweeeet
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meet "Colette" and a 'Plexi':



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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shitty picture
great amp
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and a stealth pic

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