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Showing posts with label Danelectro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Danelectro. Show all posts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rory Gallagher Guitar Collection XXXII


3021 Short Horn
Black, Rosewood Fretboard, Volume, Tone, 3-Way Selector, Twin Lipstick Pickups


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Monday, July 11, 2011

Tech Talk - Danelectro Pioneer Model 15 (1954)

made in Red Bank, NJ 115 volts ac 60 cycle 50 watt input
vibrato speed strength and footswitch jack
instrument 3 inputs treble vol and bass
microphone 2 inputs tone and vol
tubes 6s5 2- 6sj7 pair of rca blackplate 6v6's
12 inch speaker codes rl-1114-14 and 274437

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tech Talk - Danelectro Commando (1956)

The Danelectro Commando is a combo guitar amplifier manufactured by Danelectro in 1954–1960. There is some evidence that it is one of the amplifiers used by Little Walter.

The circuitry of this 30-watt amplifier is typical of its day, with a 5Y3 rectifier tube, one 12AX7 preamp tube, one 12AX7 for phase inversion, a 6SN7 additional gain stage, four 6V6 power tubes, and a 6SJ7 (original version) or a 6AU6 (very last models) for the built-in vibrato unit. What makes it special is the cabinet. Employing a "suitcase" design, it contains eight 8-inch Rola 10610 alnicos speakers wired series / parallel in two arrays one in either side of the suitcase, with the amplifier and controls located at the top and bottom of one side. The suitcase opens out so that both sides face forwards.

When closed, the amplifier is 22" × 22" x 10". It weighs 38 lbs, relatively lightweight for a valve combo amplifier.

The same amplifier was made by Danelectro under the following names:Danelectro Commando Model 88, Silvertone 1337, Montgomery Ward 35 JDR 8419, Montgomery Ward 55 JDR 8437, Montgomery Ward GDR 8517a

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