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Goldentone amps

spaceman1  said about 7 years ago  or at  1:42PM on Friday, March 30 2007 in chat

Yes, should have been an addition to the cool amps thread, but hey.

Anyone know of any good twin speaker goldentones selling at a nice price in melbourne currently?

I'd like a good, cost effective, portable tube amp to use on stage, cos my piece of shit no-name transistor amp that breaks up constantly is becoming embarrassing to use at gigs.

Thanking you, cyber-sleuths.


spaceman1  said about 7 years ago:

ooga booga piggle wiggle.


Ron  said about 7 years ago:

Aaargh! Don't mention Goldentones.

I killed a perfectly good one that I borrowed on the weekend. It's upsetting.


spaceman1  said about 7 years ago:

Do you think they're good amps?


Ron  said about 7 years ago:

Yes, I really do. They sound amazing. Not sure about the "cost effectiveness" considering my recent experience but the owner told me he's been using it at least twice a week for three years, always with everything on "full" and this was the first problem he's had.


Lorenzo St Dubois  said about 7 years ago:

...and the other Goldentone in that band is likewise always run with everything on 10 and never fails. Timebomb has a few adverse comments about them but still loves them. Apparently the quality varies a bit from amp to amp so you've gotta get lucky with the amp you get.


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

The ECSR goldentones sound rad.


Lorenzo St Dubois  said about 7 years ago:

These are the Goldentones we're talking about blakey.


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

I knowz


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

So Ron blew one of them up?

GOOD ONE RON!!


Lorenzo St Dubois  said about 7 years ago:

Sorry.


questionmark  said about 7 years ago:

not to mention that the bass player in said band runs his bass through a 40 watt goldentone guitar amp. that is testament to their tuffness.

I has two. I love them but may have to sell in future.


daveyaviator  said about 7 years ago:

My Musicman 210 65 watter is a good little tube amp - I picked it up on ebay for 1200. Breaks up beautifully around about the 3-4 mark on the gain and has some tasty built-in tremolo/reverb.

I've never had to push it past 7 on the master volume - the little fella is plenty loud.


columbo  said about 7 years ago:

Musicman amps are awesome - there's one at TroyHorse we sometimes borrow and it's a really wild ride.

I haven't seen a GoldenTone amp in years. I know a guy who has a GT head & 2x12 rig and he can hardly play guitar - he just noodles a bit and puts the guitar away, and the amp is used more as cool furniture than anything else


Ron  said about 7 years ago:

SHUT UP BLAKE303030. It was worth it for the authentic Goldentone smoke cloud. And smell. Ugh.


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

jokes!


questionmark  said about 7 years ago:

Bassmaster 40

Bassmaster 40. The head is inside and flips over on the top.

Reverbmaster 40 with original quadbox

Reverbmaster 40 with original quadbox. Both amps have TV legs which you can screw in.


angelic_layer  said about 7 years ago:

had a 60 watt goldentone head years ago..pretty good..real dark she was...a black night was that head..

black as the wind.


spaceman1  said about 7 years ago:

motherfuck. i need a sweet amp pronto, that won't send me broke.

who's selling goldentones right now?

what about musicmans? they more expensive?


danielz  said about 7 years ago:

my housemate got given one of these about three months ago. it's just been sitting around the house ... maybe i should give it a bash!


blake3030  said about 7 years ago:

Sell it on ebay. People pay lots for them.


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musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

Bump! My 12 watt 1x12 still for sale! Great tone!


nicko_mcbrain  said about 2 years ago:

Seriously, if anyone is in the market for a low-powerd valve amp, these are the shit. It's not the kind of music I play, but I saw Sime Nugent rocking one of these a while back, and his clean tones were magical.

I haven't been disappointed with buying Timey's.


Oscarwilde  said about 2 years ago:

I want one pics? I need it..

I'll pm


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

Thanks for the endorsement, good sir! Totally agree. It drives beautifully at volume too, and has hands down the best amp tremolo I've ever heard. Will be sad to see her go.


Oscarwilde  said about 2 years ago:

Very keen will see if I have cash very quickly or quickly but need it.

It breaks up like a deluxe yeah? Mic it on stage?
Les Paul through it yeah?


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

bump!

Different character from a deluxe - superior in my opinion. Much richer tone. Yes, mic'ing necessary for all but very small rooms. LPs sound superb through it.


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

bump for my 1 x12 for sale up the thread!


spaceman1  said about 2 years ago:

What suburb? Is price negotiable?


thespeakerfactory  said about 2 years ago:

We have a 1959 GOLDENTONE 2 x12 Combo Amp, in our collection.

One of the very very early ones.

Sounds awsommmmmmmmmmme


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

Spaceman1 - your pm replied!


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

bump.


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

bump! My 1758 - 12 watts still for sale as above.

http://www.ozvalveamps.org/goldentone3.htm#practice


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

and bump.


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

and again.


Meatman  said about 2 years ago:

Excuse me, does any one know if the Goldentone shell that was on eBay last week actually sold? No bids last time I checked but I never put it on my watch list!


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

bump for my goldentone for sale above!


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

and bump.


musicalsnob  said about 2 years ago:

!


feathers  said about 1 year ago:

bass player in my band just put his 1965 bassmaster combo in at swoppy :(

sounds rad, but not especially loud for a bass amp. it has screw in wooden 'TV legs' (not in this picture)


Ben  said about 1 year ago:

this says Maton on the badge.. but it's really a Goldentone, right?


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