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The black gooey-looking part on the first photo does not look like a power tube socket. Hybrid (SS power section), perhaps? Hard to tell without a gut shot. Wouldn't be a bad idea to bring a cab (not sure what ohm) AND speaker cable to test, if you are really interested. If the seller still has the schemo, even better. No back panel photos, but there might be provision for headphone out (long shot). That said.....

"Not sure on the details, I assembled it as a kit 12 years ago."
The label on the tranny photo says "3/08". Is that the date code? Where did the seller get the kit from?

"Lost interest in playing guitar after I finished it. Should work fine, just dont have anything to test it out with."
But did it work after assembly was completed? Would you take the seller's word for it? If you are going to test it, make sure a speaker cab is plugged to this thing's speaker out jack to take the load before you turn it on. Otherwise, you see a puff of smoke (might precede with a hum that sounds like the reverse piano intro of Yes' "Roundabout") and the seller says "oops, it's on you" and you are screwed.

Call me a skeptic, but I always hate seeing someone got burned from a gear deal. Yes, it is Kijiji, but still...
 

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Looks similar to the Trinity Tramp.
 

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probably one of them litle 1/4-1/2-1 watt jobbies that runs off what is normally used as a preamp tube. Surely built to CSA standards.
 

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The black gooey-looking part on the first photo does not look like a power tube socket. Hybrid (SS power section), perhaps? Hard to tell without a gut shot. Wouldn't be a bad idea to bring a cab (not sure what ohm) AND speaker cable to test, if you are really interested. If the seller still has the schemo, even better. No back panel photos, but there might be provision for headphone out (long shot). That said.....

"Not sure on the details, I assembled it as a kit 12 years ago."
The label on the tranny photo says "3/08". Is that the date code? Where did the seller get the kit from?

"Lost interest in playing guitar after I finished it. Should work fine, just dont have anything to test it out with."
But did it work after assembly was completed? Would you take the seller's word for it? If you are going to test it, make sure a speaker cab is plugged to this thing's speaker out jack to take the load before you turn it on. Otherwise, you see a puff of smoke (might precede with a hum that sounds like the reverse piano intro of Yes' "Roundabout") and the seller says "oops, it's on you" and you are screwed.

Call me a skeptic, but I always hate seeing someone got burned from a gear deal. Yes, it is Kijiji, but still...
I don't want this thing, I was just curious. I thought maybe he had a preamp tube in place of a power tube like an EL84 by mistake but I don't know enough about this stuff.
 

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Looks similar to the Trinity Tramp.
Doubtful. The Tramp is a 6V6 amp and has more controls. As far as I know Trinity doesn't use Mercury, those switches and has nicer chassis. Maybe things have changed but I doubt they've changed that much.
 

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probably one of them litle 1/4-1/2-1 watt jobbies that runs off what is normally used as a preamp tube. Surely built to CSA standards.
Cool. I'm going to check this out. Its odd I can't find the MM x-mer numbers on their site, I'd like to see the specs and what they were possibly meant for.
 

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Those were the days of the Blackheart Lil Giants and the little Epiphones. There was a real craze for 1/2 to 5 watt tube amps, everybody was building them.
Like Keto said, those 12AX tubes were used to power the 1/2 watt & 1 watt versions. Strange that those MM numbers don't come up.
 

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Those were the days of the Blackheart Lil Giants and the little Epiphones. There was a real craze for 1/2 to 5 watt tube amps, everybody was building them.
Like Keto said, those 12AX tubes were used to power the 1/2 watt & 1 watt versions. Strange that those MM numbers don't come up.
I could be doing it wrong...
 

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They might be OEM numbers. I'm sure an inquiry to MM would give you the answer.
Agree with the OEM thing. Somebody made up some kits and got some custom made MM iron for them. Add hype and jack up the kit price.
 
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