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FREE vintage console amp to those who can restore them...

Postby vintage_dog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:18 pm

to DIYers only (no audio traders please)

i have over a dozen console amps. got them years ago when i was trying out restoring vintage amps. most don't have tubes. most are working and sounding great.

if anyone is interested in personally restoring them for himself and taking good care of them, i have an amp or two i can give for free.

these are magnavox, rca, zenith brands mostly. pushpull EL84s or 6V6

only condition is you can not sell them since you are getting them for free or as a gift from me. also, you must personally be the one to restore them and must post (preferably with pics) the restoration work including the final product. hopefully, i can listen to them too :-)
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Postby alexg » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:18 pm

Hi VD,

Am very much interested in restoring one of these console tube amps.

Can you please post the models so I can start searching for the schematic and see how hard the work would be.

Regards.
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Postby AbadSantos 7 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:20 pm

Sir VD,

I am also interested...

Cheers.
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Postby FlyMe » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:25 pm

I want to try restoring one.
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Postby T-Rex » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:38 pm

Francis,

I am very much interested. :)

Just tell me when we can pick it up. Ofcourse would like to know the choices.


Flyme,

Dont say i didnt warn you. :twisted: :)
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Postby FlyMe » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:44 pm

T-Rex wrote:Dont say i didnt warn you. :twisted: :)


Rex,

Diba parang car yan?
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Postby reynold » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:44 pm

Hi sir VD, please consider me, i'm interested with these vintage gear, Thanks in Advance :D
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Postby hoi polloi » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:12 pm

is it okay if we seek help from other tube persons, like mang rod for example??? counted as 'personally restored' pa rin ba yun if it bears the thumbprint of others?

sorta like a big brother project
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Postby Daddymicks » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:26 pm

Hi sir VD,
pwede po ba maka hingi ng isa?
please :D
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Postby Mamimili » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:37 pm

Hello Francis
I am also interested if there are any left.......
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Postby eestrera » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:47 pm

Hi sir VD,

Please put me in line please.

Thanks,

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Postby mandym » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:25 pm

RCA for me if any left. Thanks.
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Postby Mamimili » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:30 pm

I wish i had my parents console, piano black finish, lots of tubes and magic eye's, a massive piece of furniture that fascinated me as i was not allowed to touch it.
Until they ripped everything out and turned it into a bar cabinet........
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Postby dudong » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:07 pm

sir vd,

very interested, line me up for el84s

thanks.
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Postby vintage_dog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 pm

:oops: looks like i got myself in trouble.

i didn't realize there are quite a few folks interested in restoring vintage amps. i have more folks wanting one than what i can spare.

anyway, i'll try to go over the attic boxes and look for them.

- i recall having a tube receiver which i may let go
- a tube tuner too
- here's a sample of a console single-ended amp (magnavox) i have. i got this pic from ebay:

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- here's another example of a restored 6V6 console amp:

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- another one:

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Postby vintage_dog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:54 pm

here's one of my favorites, but am keeping this:

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Postby ITALIAN STALLION » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:59 pm

sir vd,
pls include me on the long list. thanks
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Postby JoeyGS » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:17 pm

HI VD,

Similar to hoi polloi's request and if permitted, I would like to fall in line.

Thanks and regards,

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Postby vintage_dog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:28 pm

AbadSantos 7 wrote:Sir VD,

I am also interested...

Cheers.


loi,

when your brother picks-up the vintage Wharfedales you bought recently from me, i'll have a vintage console single ended amp (magnavox) to go with them.

they should make the speakers sing :-)

congrats!
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Postby Mamimili » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:50 pm

Hello Francis

I will help ease your problem.
Take me off the list, i misunderstood console, i am looking for a big old "radiogram" console. It's another side of my nostalgia thing.
already working on an old Sansui....

Cheers, Paul
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