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Happy New (to me) Amp Day Fender Vibrolux, in Pristine condition!

#1 User is offline   charlie brown 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

Hi All, it's been awhile since I posted a new piece of "gear," because...well, it's been awhile since I GOT a new,
or new to me, piece of gear.

While recently visiting my favorite music store/dealer, in Wichita (E.M. Shorts), to pick up one of my Ric 12-strings, after
it's yearly maintenance, I wandered into the "amp room," and spotted this beauty, just willing me, to "Take Me Home!"
It was in there, in consignment, at a very reasonable price. But, Me being ME, I asked them to call the guy, and see
if he would take just a bit less, for it. After some "back and forth," he finally, and begrudgingly agreed! So, take
it home, I did! I must say, this amp is a fire breathing beast!! Awesome! And, it's in "Like New" condition, with cover and 2 button foot switch, as well.

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Cheers, from one Very Happy Vibrolux owner. [biggrin]


CB
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:05 PM

View Postcharlie brown, on 19 March 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

Hi All, it's been awhile since I posted a new piece of "gear," because...well, it's been awhile since I GOT a new,
or new to me, piece of gear.

While visiting my favorite music store/dealer, in Wichita (E.M. Shorts), to pick up one of my Ric 12-strings, after
it's yearly maintenance, I wondered into the "amp room," and spotted this beauty, just willing me, to "Take Me Home!"
It was in there, in consignment, at a very reasonable price. But, Me being ME, I asked them to call the guy, and see
if he would take just a bit less, for it. After some "back and forth," he finally, and begrudgingly agreed! So, take
it home, I did! I must say, this amp is a fire breathing beast!! Awesome! And, it's in "Like New" condition, as well.

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Cheers, from one Very Happy Vibrolux owner. [biggrin]


CB


Congrats on the new amp!
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#3 User is offline   charlie brown 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:07 PM

View PostMegafrog, on 19 March 2017 - 09:05 PM, said:

Congrats on the new amp!


Thanks, Megafrog. It was just one of those "right place, at the right time" deals. [biggrin]


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#4 User is offline   Izzy 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:16 PM

Oh man, what a great find. [thumbup]
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:21 PM

Nice score CB!
Very Vibrolicious! [thumbup]
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:40 PM

Thanks, Brad, and Izzy! It's really an "Awesome" amp! Way Loud, too...but very "musical," at the same time! 40 Watts, of Twin 10 excellence! [thumbup] [biggrin]


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:12 PM

One of my favorite Fender amps!!! Enjoy and congrats!!
Paranoid Redneck Here ...............Stay away from that Gibson Acoustic room!!! Those Educated Commies in there will get you!!!

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:55 PM

View Postbigtim, on 19 March 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

One of my favorite Fender amps!!! Enjoy and congrats!!


Thanks, Tim...I'm sure I will!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:26 AM

Pretty as a Picture, CB! Many Congrats!

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I've always been a Les Paul through a Fender Amp kinda guy...

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:05 AM

Nice score!!

How old is it?
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:40 AM

man that is sweet.. I'm curious too of the age of this, it looks mint.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:35 AM

Cool! [thumbup] I did not realize they had reissued those bad boys in blackface trim, so I had to do some digging...

Apparently it's a Custom Shop thing that's not really a spot on reissue of anything and is also no longer available. The Custom Vibrolux was made in 1995 in the Custom shop as it's own thing. Then later went into production. These amps aren't real common apparently. Though now that I see some on Reverb, I really want one! [scared]

It was based on the the original Vibrolux's of the 60's, 2x10's, 40 watts, Reverb and tube Tremolo. Also it has Reverb and Vibrato on both channels: one normal and one bright. It also has 2 Alnico PR10's which make this amp sound different than a most reissues with ceramic magnet speakers.

Sure sounds like a winner to me!

Some links

https://www.sweetwat...tail/CustomVibR

http://www.tdpri.com...reissue.210173/

https://reverb.com/p...-reverb-reissue
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:53 AM

That's a superb amp Charlie.

Gibson guitars and Fender amps go together. Strange how that should be but it is so. And that amp is one the best Fender ever made.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:06 AM

Very well done!
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:34 AM

Them are nice. Put a pair of 12s under it, along with whatever is in it, set volume to about 9.8, and BAM!

[Pippy/rabs/fransbarns/jdgm/ianhenry/mojorule voice]RHAWK[/Pippy/rabs/fransbarns/jdgm/ianhenry/mojorule voice] happens.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:37 AM

View Postrct, on 20 March 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

[Pippy/rabs/fransbarns/jdgm/ianhenry/mojorule voice]RHAWK[/Pippy/rabs/fransbarns/jdgm/ianhenry/mojorule voice] happens...

Errmmm............I couldn't have put it better myself?.............Posted Image

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:05 PM

Congrats CB - that's one hell of a nice amp in what looks like mint condition. It is a wonderful experience to stumble across something like this one that not only inspires you now, but will continue to do so for years to come. Enjoy the hell out of it! What a juicy amp! Allow me to drool over your score! [drool] [drool] [drool]
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

Nice find, it's looks brand new. I love the sound of Fender tube amps.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:43 PM

great catch! Wish I could find one... :)
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:44 PM

View Postcharlie brown, on 19 March 2017 - 09:02 PM, said:

Hi All, it's been awhile since I posted a new piece of "gear," because...well, it's been awhile since I GOT a new,
or new to me, piece of gear.

While recently visiting my favorite music store/dealer, in Wichita (E.M. Shorts), to pick up one of my Ric 12-strings, after
it's yearly maintenance, I wandered into the "amp room," and spotted this beauty, just willing me, to "Take Me Home!"
It was in there, in consignment, at a very reasonable price. But, Me being ME, I asked them to call the guy, and see
if he would take just a bit less, for it. After some "back and forth," he finally, and begrudgingly agreed! So, take
it home, I did! I must say, this amp is a fire breathing beast!! Awesome! And, it's in "Like New" condition, with cover and 2 button foot switch, as well.

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Cheers, from one Very Happy Vibrolux owner. [biggrin]


CB



Nothing is as nice as Fender clean. Love my 2 Fender amps.
1995 - Fender American Standard Jazz Bass with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth J Bass Neck
1997 - Fender American Standard Tele with Rio Grande Pickups
2000 - Gibson SG Special
2003 - Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat with Rio Grande Pickups and a Warmoth Strat Neck
2009 - Gibson BB King "Lucille" Signature Model
2009 - Kala KA-T Tenor Ukulele
2011 - Martin D-28

Fender Deville 60 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Blues Jr. 15 Watt Como Guitar Amp
Egnater Tweaker 40 Watt Combo Guitar Amp

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Extension Cab with a Weber Speaker
Acoustic B100 Amp 100 Watt Bass Combo Amp
Orange CrushPiX CRL20 20 Watt Guitar Amp
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