Gretsch Amps

Gretsch 6166 Electromatic Hi-Fi Amplifier Restoration

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I am currently in the process of restoring a 1957 6166 Electromatic Hi-Fi Amplifier. This is the only variant that I have seen that has a Phono input. It has two channels with Tremolo, no reverb. What I would really like is a schematic for any 6166 model. If any one out there can help I have scoured the internet with no success. Also one of the Rola 550-1 Tweeters was replaced at sometime in the past and I would like to find a original Rola 5 50-1 in any condition. I would also be interested in any Tung-Sol 5881 date coded 2657xx.

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I think the 6169 Fury Piggyback schematic on el34world.com is gonna be pretty close. Minor differences if any. May want to use it as a roadmap, make notes of the differences and draw up a schematic. Lots of guys will be interested in seeing that.

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I'd be interested in seeing a pic or two of the amp now. I think I've only ever spotted on example in the past.

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Simply saying I enjoyed reading this site, with lots of good articles. Continuation of excellent work. Wuxiaworld


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