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Vintage 1959 Fender Tremolux Model 5E9-A Amplifier

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Appraised at the legendary Gruhn Guitars in Nashville Tennessee and signed off by the one and only George Gruhn. Upon examination, we note that the leather handle covering is damaged on one end, and the footswitch hardware is corroded, but functional. In other respects, this amplifier conforms to the typical specifications of the model for the period in which it was made with the following specifications. Cabinet: wood laminate with tweed cloth exterior covering, brown grille cloth and exterior mounted script "tag-style" logoPower Output: 18 watts RMS (fixed bias)Power Requirements: 120v AC., 60 Hertz at full output Power Switches: A.C. off/onSpeaker: (1) 12"tube Complement: (1) 5U4, (2) 6V6, (1) 12AY7, (1) 12AX7Controls: volume (bright), volume (normal), tone, speed, intensity (black "chicken-head" control knobs)Signal Inputs: 2 (bright) and 2 (normal) high impedance 1/4" phono jackOutput Impedance" 8 ohms.Made in Fullerton California, The Fender Tremolux was introduced in the summer of 1955 with a rated power output of 15 watts, cathode bias, two 6V6 output tubes, and a 5V4 tube rectifier. The Tremolux was the first Fender amp with a built in effect, tremolo

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Vintage 1959 Fender Tremolux Model 5E9-A Amplifier

Auction ended on Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Estimate $3,000 - $6,000
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