Unidentified Amp

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Scolman, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. Scolman

    Scolman Strat-Talk Member

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    I gonna be honest, I don't know my way around amps but I could really use a hand right now. I found an amp on this app I use, it's like Craigslist but people know even less what they are selling. The thing is he is selling it for 60, but I think it could easily be worth a few hundred. I have only one picture and I really hope you guys can help.

    Thanks,
    Silas
    p.s. I think it says "Eighty Five" on the right

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    Pretty sure it is from the 80's.

    Red Knob Series or something I think they are called, there were a whole line of them that looked like the amp your showing, all different models with red knobs.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I had one of those in the '80s. It is a solid state 85 watt amp with reverb. It was actually a pretty good amp. Very nice clean sound, has ok distortion channel with a boost, and you can combine both channels in parallel and get a really cool fat sound. I'd pay $60 for one.
     
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    Those "red knob" amps have an undeserved bad reputation. They're a bit harsh and sterile sounding, but overall, not bad.
    They are prone to input jack failure, but thats an easy enough fix if youre handy with a soldering iron.

    Just be aware they are pretty old now, and that one looks like its seen better days.

    For $60 though, its a low risk purchase.
     
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    Can't hardly get out of Starbucks for $60.00. :)
     
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