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Guildford, Surrey £325.00
80 days ago


Classic Carlsbro 60TC 1x12" combo, vintage c.1973. Sixty watt all valve amplifier with four ECC83 in the preamp and a pair of Ruby EL34 in the output stage. Two channels with Volume, Treble and Bass on each and a "Response" control on the second which I think has the effect of changing the range of the tone controls. The output stage has a master Presence control and a "Limiter" which seems to reduce the level and allow some amount of overdrive. The speaker is the original 12" Powertone 60 by Fane. The cabinet shows a few marks consistent with its age and also has castors and an added pair of handles on the sides to make lifting easier. Overall it is in excellent condition and even retains all the coloured tops on the knobs. In addition the amp has been recently serviced and is working well.

Carlsbro amps from this period are often overlooked by buyers or derided as second-rate but are of comparable quality to other bigger names having a nice PCB with Mullard and Wima capacitors for the main circuit, hand wiring of other components and quality transformers (by Drake, I think). Having looked online I see that some users prefer the sound of Carlsbro's 50 Top amps and have modified the 60TC to bypass some of the circuitry to get closer to that model. Obviously that is an option for the buyer but this one has been kept stock.

Thanks for looking. Please contact me if you require any further information.

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