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May 30th, 2016 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The one was in my buddies fire that damaged or destroyed all of his vintage amps. I built a new cab and covered it in rough cream tolex. This one may be salvageable. Most components on the turret board are still good.

Burned Bandmaster in new cab.

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May 30th, 2016 05:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another view of '63 Bandmaster. New faceplate ordered. Transformers appear to be ok (tested).

'63 Bandmaster

(This message was last edited by BbendFender at 07:16 PM, May 30th, 2016)

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May 30th, 2016 05:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

very nice...part of me says leave it burnt...

was it originally a black tolex head or blond?
I can't tell from the pictures and I can't remember if they had made the transition to black yet..

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May 30th, 2016 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A very different amp. It is a 6G7a chassis but the cabinet was covered in black tolex and the grill cloth was early like on a black tolex amp.
The rectifier/bias section is similar to the AB763 but most of the chassis is 6G7a. The cabinet was burned up but still barely held together. I had some old pine and made a finger jointed cabinet and I had some old rough, cream tolex to cover it. This chassis will go to my tech within a month or so. Most of the knobs melted and most of the pots are seized up. Lots of work remains.

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May 30th, 2016 05:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 65 BM head with no chassis if your interested.. I had a 2 tone head and cabinet built and put the chassis in it... the head is sitting in search of a new home...

I don't know if they're the same size tho

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Jun 5th, 2016 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

More work has been done. I wouldn't have gone this far but the transformers seem to be good and most of the components on the turret board are still good. Just smoke damaged. Next stop is my amp tech.

Cleaned up pretty good.

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