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Showing posts with label Masco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Masco. Show all posts

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tech Talk - Masco MA-17N PA System (1950)


PA amps are the hidden gold of amplifiers. Old Marshall PA amps as well as Hiwatt PA amps are the steal of the century. Here we have a Masco PA and we know how I feel about Masco!
17Watts 2x6L6 Power Tubes
2x 10" Jensen speaker

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tech Talk - Masco MA 50 (1942)


40-50 Watts(its loud) setting is 2ohm for 4x10" speakers
speaker: Epiphone 2x10" cabinets
tubes: 2x5U4,4x6L6, 2x7C7, 1x7N7, 1x7F7
Masco Amplifiers were largely a mail order brand available through Layfayette, Archer and other large electronics supply catalogs. It could also be purchased at music stores and appliance stores as an inexpensive house brand.

Masco PA heads are widely available and good quality. They were disgned for voice or music amplification. They differ from Guitar amplifiers in that they did not have the high gain preamp stages and produced more realistic tones. This makes them excellent harp amps.

Many harp players use masco heads with custom speaker cabinets or make a combination amp cabinet. They amps often have multiple speaker outputs to accomodate a variety of speaker combinations. The microphone input is perfect for a high impedance mic such as the JT-30.

MASCO stands for Mark Alan Sampson Company and the amps were produced on Long Island, NY during the 1940s and 1950s. The circuits in Masco amps were often incuded in SAMS photofacts and appear regularly on eBay.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tech Talk - Masco MAP-15 (1946)

Masco MAP-15 (1946)
15 Watts 1x12" Jensen speaker
volume: 6 tone: 3



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Monday, May 30, 2011

Tech Talk - Masco MA-17 (1946)


Masco Amplifiers were largely a mail order brand available through LaMasco heads with custom speaker cabinets or make a combination amp cabinet. They amps often have multiple speaker outputs to accomodate a variety of speaker combinations. The microphone input is perfect for a high impedance mic such as the JT-30.

MASCO stands for Mark Alan Sampson Company and the amps were produced on Long Island, NY during the 1940s and 1950s. The circuits in Masco amps were often incuded in SAMS photofacts and appear regularly on eBay.

These are almost always amps with two 6V6 tubes and older preamp tubes.
1x10" LANEY model "Disco Cabinet" (closed back)
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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tech Talk - Masco MU-5


Older tube amps made in the 40's and 50's make terrific blues guitar and harmonica amps. This is a great review of the kind of sound you can expect from a Masco MU-5.

I LOVE THESE LITTLE BUGGERS!

Country: United States of America (USA)
Manufacturer/Brand: Masco Mark Simpson Company Inc., Long Island

Year: 1948 ? Type: Audio Amplifier
Valves / Tubes 3: 6SL7GT 6V6GT 5Y3GT
Principle Audio-Amplification
Wave bands - without
Power type and voltage Alternating Current supply (AC) / 110-130 Volt
Loudspeaker Permanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil) / Ø 8 inch = 20.3 cm
Power out 4.5 W
from Radiomuseum.org Model: MU5
Material Leather / canvas / plastic - over other material
Shape Tablemodel, Tombstone = decorative upright, not cathedral but can have rounded edges.
Dimensions (WHD) 350 x 250 x 180 mm / 13.8 x 9.8 x 7.1 inch