Gretsch Amps

What amp is this? ???

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Hi all. Could someone tell me the model of this amp? Thx

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Front view

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Looks like a mid 60’s 6161. Look on the bottom of the cabinet, inside, just behind the lower rear panel. 9 pin power tube sockets, likely ran the same 6973 tubes as the Valco model 6424. Good price?

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Thx guys! Much appreciated

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Hey Jah! Tell us more. Are you buying it or just saw it at a flea market, or what? You can't just leave us hangin'

Oh, and welcome aboard.

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I still say that era Valco is just a rung or two under Fender of same era (except for the reverb) given it's fully tweaked. Intense Black Panel Dudes might disagree, but I am so into these I might troll for one of these freaky clean ones that turn up sometimes, and while they are no longer the giveaways they used to be, still a good value for the price. Would have to be a smaller single speaker model tho.

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Like comparing Gretsch Dynas to Fender single coils. The low B+ filtering and ceramic coupling caps give the 60’s Valcos their own unique sound.

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I've got a 6150T that I picked up about 10 years ago, it's awesome, I picked up a matching reverb unit (which isn't quite a Fender tank).

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I don't know why I can't post a photo!

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These amps get serious love on the latest rig rundown:

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Just good stuff from back then... I think around '67 Valco went pretty big on solid state and didn't last much longer than that. Toast by '69?


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