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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Glorious experience test driving a 1954 Pro this morning

Charlie Macon
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Yeeeehaaaa!
Jul 20th, 2018 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

This convinced me that if I ever actually buy a real 1950s Fender, it'll be a Pro Amp. The 15-speaker is 'embracing' in its presentation. I ran a Telecaster and a Les Paul through it. The Les Paul had epic power on that ol' amp. This was at Austin Vintage Guitars....asking $3495.....sigh.....I wanna do it, but feel like I should wait for a TV-Front era version.


Leftee
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VA

Jul 20th, 2018 01:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wave $2800 at them.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Jul 20th, 2018 02:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

a bit over three years ago a gentleman brought me a '53 Pro for electronic restoration. A very early wide panel amp. It had been blown up twice, catastrophic failures each time. The 1st botched repair actually caused the second failure. Ugly stuff.

This was a down to bare eyelet board and chassis job. It required new all transformers as well.

When completed this amp was just a wonderful sounding piece. A very complex and warm sound to this thing. One of the customer amps I will always remember.

I see it from time to time. The owner plays his Taylor 414ce through it in a country band. Interesting choice for an acoustic amp.



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Oct 5th, 2018 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve had the honor of playing Norman Petty's 1952 Pro that resides in his original Clovis, NM studio. It KILLS!!!

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