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Post by Barry Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:30 pm

Here are a few quick n dirty cropped pix of a previous post of my music area just to show the amps. When I get a mo' I'll take some better shots with some details.

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Barry's Amps Amps210

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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:45 pm

I got me finger out and took some pix over the weekend. Something that should have ben done long ago anyway.
I have lots of guitar photo documentation but nothing for my amps. A glaring oversight on my part so I'm pleased at least for that.

Here's the amp I used during my main gigging days in the 80's and 90's. Not physically large but it weighs as much as a Boeing 747!

Barry's Amps Roland11

Barry's Amps Roland12

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Barry's Amps Roland15

Specs:


  • bought new in 1984
  • solid state
  • 100 watts RMS
  • hi / lo impedance input jacks
  • 1 x 12” speaker
  • cream colour vinyl covering
  • overdrive & reverb with foot pedal control

(rollers added by me!)

This particular model is an anomaly.
The CUBE100 Guitar series was soon dropped and was later offered as a Bass amp only! The guitar series has continued with lower wattage offerings, until recent years when Roland introduced the BLUES CUBE 100. We had a couple back in the day at the guitar shop and they were fantastic.

My CUBE100 is a "no frills", straight ahead powerhouse amp with adequate hookup options.
I typically had reverb on all the time and toggled the overdrive. The only effect added was a Boss CE-3 Chorus pedal.

The output is typical Japanese, clear tones across the spectrum and enough bottom end to confuse our bass player!  geek
I ended up raising the amp on a tilt back stand for better projection so I could lower the volume for better band balance.


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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:58 pm

The Roland Cube was my "big band" gigging amp, but the Dano was my first, and only, tube amp.
It's still going strong and sounding great after 55 years!

Just about every guitar sounds amazing through it, especially my Gibson ES330. That combo was my original gigging gear when I was young and stupid enough to use vintage equipment in a bar!

Barry's Amps Danele10

Barry's Amps Danele14

Barry's Amps Danele11
Pay no attention to the man in the mirror! (Those are white shorts not underwear BTW)

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Barry's Amps Danele13

This is an amazing amplifier just perfect for blues especially, and like all original Danelectro gear, you shake your head at how it was made. Like the masonte guitars it shouldn't work at all!

And yet here it is, and everything is original including the tubes!! The only concession I made was to have the "death cap" removed from the circuit and the wiring made safe from electrocution. It's a wonder we all didn't go up in smoke in the 50's and 60's!

Specs:


  • made in 1965 and purchased new!
  • tube amplifier, nominal 25Watts (some have it listed as low as 18W)
  • 1 x 12” Jensen C12Q speaker
  • two channels; two inputs per channel
  • both have treble and bass
  • channel 2 has reverb (tank type), tremolo depth and frequency
  • foot switch controls reverb & tremolo

The entire unit is quite light weight, made of particle board covered in a tough textured vinyl. The head is completely detachable from the cab and originally came with about 20ft of speaker wire! You could place the head and controls next to you if you wanted and still have the cab at the rear or side of the stage. I had it trimmed back at the same time the amp was serviced. It was awkward dealing with all that extra pile of wiring.

The head and foot pedal tucks away inside the cab for storage and transport, Very handy.

I'm a huge Dano fan until this day based largely on my love for this amp (I was indoctrinated at an early age!). Wink

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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:47 pm

I picked up this little amp in 1996 because I didn't have a practice amp to fiddle around on and I wanted something portable to take on weekend trips etc.

It was a completely serendipitous buy while browsing in an out of town music store and I found out later it was used almost entirely on Rory Gallagher's final album, 'Fresh Evidence.' Apparently he miked it and went direct to board.

Barry's Amps Washbu11

Barry's Amps Washbu12

Barry's Amps Washbu10

Specs:


  • made in 1995 bought new in 1996
  • Vintage series amplifier; tweed finish
  • 15 watts solid state
  • 8” speaker
  • closed back cabinet
  • bass, middle & treble EQ
  • master volume, gain, overdrive
  • instrument input, foot switch & headphone
  • chicken head knobs


A very funky little amp, especially with some overdrive. I don't care much for the clean output.
Don't use it much but it sounds good with some of my guitars. And, ya gotta love the tweed!

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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:53 pm

I almost didn't keep this little guy. It came with an Epiphone Studio that I bought on Kijiji in 2008.
What did I know? I figured I'd flip it.

Then I played it!
Well, let me tell ya. This is small but it's astoundingly versatile and sounds wa-a-ay bigger than it's 6.5" speaker!

Barry's Amps Vox_da10

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Barry's Amps Vox_da11

Barry's Amps Vox_da13

Specs:


  • 5 watt practice amp; DC power runs on AC adapter or C cell batteries
  • 11 amp styles
  • 11 effects
  • programmable;
  • noise reduction
  • Signal Processing: 24-bit (both A/D and D/A conversion), 44.1 kHz sampling frequency
  • Input/Output Jacks: INPUT, AUX IN, MIC INPUT, LINE/PHONE
  • Power Amp Output: Maximum 5W RMS @ 8 ohms
  • Speaker: 1 x 6.5 inch, VOX original (8 ohm)
  • Power Supply: Six C batteries or the included AC adapter
  • Current Consumption: 390 mA
  • Dimensions: 10.51” wide x 7.05” deep x 10.51” high
  • Weight: 7.72 lbs


Made in Vietnam, and believe me it exceeds it's rated 5 watts. Remarkably versatile and programmable. And if you need more "oomph" you can patch it into a bigger amp and it becomes an effects board!

As a bonus it runs on C cell batteries if you want to go wireless in the back yard or go busking on the street. affraid

I can dial in just about any sound I need and it's been my main 'go to' amp in the music room for a long time now.


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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:23 pm

This is another one of those happy accident stories. It was included in an unbelievable Kijiji buy of a Dano DC59 guitar.
Again, I thought I would not have any use for it and planned to flip it. And then I played it!

As a Kiwi friend of mine is known to exclaim, "Holy snapping duck poop! (he didn't say poop)" This amp is downright unbelievable!
It's solid state but you would swear it's a tube amp.

Fabulous tone and frequency response. Cleans are outstanding and the overdrive needs to be heard to be believed. I add a little slap back echo with the Danelectro DanEcho pedal and the world is a happier place.

Barry's Amps Danele16

Barry's Amps Danele15

Barry's Amps Danele17

Specs:


  • made in 1998
  • solid state
  • 15 watts RMS
  • 8" speaker
  • headphone jack
  • bass, mid, treble, and 'dirty sweet' overdrive

This has quickly become my current favourite plug and play amp when I'm in a quick n dirty playing mood. A complete surprise and a beautifully sounding amp.

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Post by gittarasaurus Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:22 pm

oh mama! that DM25 is a real gem! Thumb Up

just great that you have kept it in such terrific condition too. it looks like new.   Yay!

any idea how much you payed for it back that many years ago?
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Post by Barry Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:17 pm

Thanks Mike. Yeah it's still a wonderful piece of electronics.

I bought it when I was about 20 years old. Couldn't tell you what I paid but it was a lot at the time relatively speaking.

Depending on condition, these go for between $900-$2000 when I last looked.

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GUITARS : https://legend.barryeames.com/guitars.html
MUSIC/PIX/VIDEOS: https://getback.barryeames.com (including Spectrum ST)
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