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I thought I had posted something about this old tube amp here a while back but I can't find the info.
So, I'm back with some pictures and questions.

1. Anyone would be able to identify/guess what that oldie amp is?
2. Is this some obscure "basement-made" piece of gear or a real brand of some sort?
3. It is working ... just tested it this morning with an old Epiphone "Special" Gibson model ... sound is good so I wonder if that is worth anything at all?

Model: LN90-2
Serial: 14362

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Forgot to mention ... the boom-box is the "matching" speaker cabinet (which weighs a ton !!!) .. apparently the speaker was changed for a 15" one ... I'll take some pics of that too and report back.
 

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Yep Garnet made.

Its a small 15 watts PA head. Probably under the lancer name given the L serial number.

The front PA45 is the proper model name. The front CSA number clearly states Garnet made.

Post pics of the cab. Im curious to see it .

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Thanks a bunch, Frenchy!

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20201017_145150.jpg 20201017_145213.jpg So,it's a PA amp?? Not really what one would use with an electric guitar! Nonetheless, I know for a fact that this has been used as a "guitar amp" way back in the late 60's or early 70's. Wow !
What do you mean by "The front PA45 is the proper model name. The front CSA number clearly states Garnet made."
Back with some pics of the cab. 20201017_145150.jpg 20201017_145213.jpg
I'll open the cab and take more pictures of the inside of it. Not so sure if that cab was the real matching thing though ... we'll see.
It's in rough shape ... stored in a basement for at least 15 years and God knows where it had been store before that.
Still works ... magically.
 

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Based on my list of serial numbers, the head should be from 1973

Cab does not have proper Garnet carry handle but the metal corners are the right ones...
 

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Thanks!
So, we have here a Garnet made, small 15 watts PA head. Probably under the Lancer name.
from (approx.) 1973 and a cab that probably is a matching one (in spite of the carry handles .. added I'm sure because the darn thing is so heavy).
What should I expect to see for the type of speaker inside? I was told that it was replaced ... but no way of knowing what exactly it is.
Finally ... is it worth anything at all? I mean, it works but I'll probably end up selling it at a "discount" (or give it away) to someone who would use it for his/her guitar or P.A. stuff.
 

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Hi Jacques,

Dont know the size dimension of the cab but would assume it has a 12 inch speaker inside. The ariginal speaker would be a Marsland Vocal speaker . Code on it should be GV1215
Garnet spec, Voice, 12 inch, 15 watts...

The DG code is the date of the speaker.
 

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Hi Jacques,

Dont know the size dimension of the cab but would assume it has a 12 inch speaker inside. The ariginal speaker would be a Marsland Vocal speaker . Code on it should be GV1215
Garnet spec, Voice, 12 inch, 15 watts...

The DG code is the date of the speaker.
Great!
And thank you again for all of the pertinent information, much appreciated.
I'll post here again when I find out about the speaker.

Cheers!
 

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FYI, JB has a Garnet PA head that he uses for guitar. Your amp is a real prize in the right hands. I would gladly pay to have it shipped. So would many others here I am sure. Try to get $100 to $200 for it? What do you think guys?
 

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Hey you guys !!
Here's the deal:
you take a "short" drive to Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, load the amp and speaker cab and it's yours at a ridiculously low price, as long as it'll be used in good hands!
Chers! :cool:
 

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I thought I had posted something about this old tube amp here a while back but I can't find the info.
I posted this in your other thread but I'll post it here again in case you didn't see that one.
Your original pictures were in your thread about your Mansfield guitar here:
 

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I posted this in your other thread but I'll post it here again in case you didn't see that one.
Your original pictures were in your thread about your Mansfield guitar here:
Thanks, JB. :)
You're obviously better at searching than I am.
 

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Got some pictures of the cab's insides .... there are two(2) 12" Electrovoice 8 ohms speakers (see pictures).
Obviously, there are not the original "Garnet" Marsland Vocal speakers. And a ton of insulating material which I am a bit worried about ... fiberglass insulation?
Darn heavy !! 😮
Given that the amp is a 15 W ... isn't that an overkill to have two "big" speakers for a 15 W output? Also, is 8 ohms "normal" vs. 16 ohms? Just curious (ignorant I am about those tech things) 20201020_114305.jpg 20201020_114404.jpg 20201020_114541.jpg

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Those speakers are great for PA application but need tweeters. Yes 2 of these in the same cab is overkill. one speaker and one tweeter per cab would be best.
 

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Those speakers are great for PA application but need tweeters. Yes 2 of these in the same cab is overkill. one speaker and one tweeter per cab would be best.
So what happens when you have two 12" speakers for a little 15 W output from the old tube amp? Bad sound? Eventual problems?
Thanks for the reply, Frenchy!
 

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So what happens when you have two 12" speakers for a little 15 W output from the old tube amp? Bad sound? Eventual problems?
Thanks for the reply, Frenchy!
From what I read on them on the internet, these speakers are 20 Watts each and were used in HiFi systems. The reason why if used with tweeters are perfect in a PA situation.

2 of these in the same cab will just give you more headroom. Only you can know how it sounds since you have the cab.
 

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From what I read on them on the internet, these speakers are 20 Watts each and were used in HiFi systems. The reason why if used with tweeters are perfect in a PA situation.

2 of these in the same cab will just give you more headroom. Only you can know how it sounds since you have the cab.
Got that... thanks !
 
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