New Old Amp Day! Photos up!

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New Old Amp Day! Photos up!

Postby bignick » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:30 pm

Well I bought that Baldwin amp I mentioned in my last post. No one responded to it, so I figured that no one knows or has ever heard of them.

To recap:
Solid State - Jazzy clean, remarkably tube-like at high volume
45watts
4 channel, 2 are independent
Channel 1: Volume, Treble, Bass, and a "Ground" switch
Channel 2: Volume, Treble, Bass, Tremelo: Rate and Intensity (sounds like a rotary speaker), Reverb (AWESOME), also has a "Timbre" switch that goes from Full to Accent (from what I can tell this acts as a tone boost)
2x12 with a cab line out

Guys this amp is awesome. I got it for $150 and it is a keeper. They were made in the early 60s for Guitar, Organs, Pianos, and even Bass. It makes me feel like BB King everytime I plug it in. Add the tremelo and it is Rockabilly and has the coolest rotary speaker swoosh.

Apparently Baldwin made Pianos and was a music store until bought out by Burns, and then was a conglomerate with Gretsch, but no one seems to recall building these amps. There is an article in vintage guitar about them.

I will have pics up tonight, and hopefully clips soon!
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Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:02 pm

I'd like to hear some clips!

Congrats on the new amp!
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Postby bignick » Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:55 am

Image

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Pictures are up! Clips soon.
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Postby leftyguitarman » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:16 am

Looks like a nice little amp!

Have fun!
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Postby Zhurh » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:46 am

Pretty good deal; and for that price. I saw an old leslie style organ amp/speaker on craigs list for 400 at beginning of winter. Up here in Alaska, not that much old gear out there. It was down Soldatna, like 900 miles away or I would have checked it out. I'm real leary of buying anything I can't play for a few hours.

Looking forward to clips.
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Postby bignick » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:47 pm

Haha, LITTLE it AINT. This thing has to weigh about 60-70lbs. It is a MONSTER. I don't even think it is made out of wood. It is all steel and some kind of polymer.
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Postby guitarslim101 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:35 pm

Very cool. Just goes to show you don't need a tube amp for good tone.
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Postby savage » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:45 pm

nice one nick, cant wait to here some soundclips (and of yer V)
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Postby grady » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:43 am

Good one Nick,

Now, you need to hook us up with some Soundclips.
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Postby bignick » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:09 am

If I ended up being snowed in tomorrow I will definitely get some up.
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