Ampex 620 Suitcase Amp

nifnof70

Strat-O-Master
Feb 8, 2017
869
Harpers Ferry WV
Greetings,

I recently stumbled across a local FB Posting for an Ampex 620 tube amp. From what I can find, these "suitcase" amps were actually more of a speaker/monitor for early reel to reel tape recorders and phonographs. I'm not sure if it would be practical as a guitar amp project but for $60 bucks I'm going to check it out later today. The guy posting it says it powers on but doesn't have a way to test it so unknown if it actually works.

Anyone have experience with these? What do you think?



https://www.google.com/search?q=amp...biw=1242&bih=568&dpr=1.1#imgrc=9CWK87CA-Lo37M
 

Thrup'ny Bit

Grand Master Curmudgeon
May 21, 2010
45,120
Yorkshire


If you have space and like old things, it's a deal just for decorative purposes. Getting it made safe and working properly may require a considerable amount of money.
 

nifnof70

Strat-O-Master
Feb 8, 2017
869
Harpers Ferry WV
Here are a couple pics.

Today I spoke with a local amp tech at Viking Amps. They’re going to take a look and see what it’s going to need.

Down the rabbit hole I go!
 

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