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Found this 6V6 based amp in a local thrift shop. Got home and no power. Replaced the fuse and it works! Looks to be all original, all Sylvania made in USA tubes, 12" Marsland speaker, two 6V6s, one 12AX7 and one more 12A??. Didn't have time to pull the last one. I'm heading out to a local blues jam. Decent cleans, very loud before it starts to break up. Takes pedals very well. Very, very nice tremolo. I'll post some pictures tomorrow. Have to decide if this is going to the jam or not then heading out. Oh yeah, $40 out the door.
 

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I had the model wrong. It is a D45T. I've changed the thread title to the correct model. I didn't take it to the jam. Decided it would be crazy to take such an old unknown amp to a jam. Took it apart this morning and cleaned it up. The tubes are two 6V6GTA and two 12AX7/7025A, They are all Sylvania made in the USA except one 12AX7 is made in India. I reassembled it and gave it a bit of of a workout. Couldn't play too loud. I live in a duplex and the neighbour works graveyards. Yesterday I played the SG and it was pretty sweet. This morning I tried a strat. My oh my! It has amazing cleans with a strat and the tremolo is even sweeter than it was with the SG. I'm not normally a strat guy but this amp may change my mind. I've posted a bunch of pictures. If anyone sees anything I need to change out or has any comments I'd appreciate it. I know nothing about vintage tube amps.





 

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Cool score. Great find!

Is it just me? I don't see an output transformer anywhere.
 

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come to think of it, I think I have one of those little O/P transformers lying around somewhere. I upgraded another Garnet to a larger Hammond Deluxe Reverb O/P transformer.
 

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Replace the Marsland with a real speaker and get ready to be blown away :).

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I have a Celestion Seventy 80 which I took out of a cab. I'm going to try it and see if it makes a difference. If it does then I'll be shopping for a speaker. What do you recommend? I must admit though that the Marsland sounds way better than I expected.
 

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Its that little guy on the underside of the chassis :)
LOL I see it now. I'm at work where the screens are bigger and brighter. And cleaner. But TBH, I may have guess that was a choke, even if I saw it better. Seems awful small for a 2 - 6V6 amp. I wonder if they're running it single-ended parallel. Class A operation can often get by with a smaller OT.
 

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I have a Celestion Seventy 80 which I took out of a cab. I'm going to try it and see if it makes a difference. If it does then I'll be shopping for a speaker. What do you recommend? I must admit though that the Marsland sounds way better than I expected.

If you want to keep your cost down check out Ware House speakers.I put a 10 inch green beret in my Garnet Gnome and am loving it....

Great amp....40.00 was a steal...
 

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Cool. I see two power tubes, 2 preamp tubes and a cap can. I don't see a rectifier tube, or a bridge diode rectifier. Maybe there is a bridge rectifier in there among all the point-to-point wiring.

Did you get a close look at the tube labeling on the preamp tubes? Definitely 12AX7 or, they appear to be, from a quick glance?
 

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Cool. I see two power tubes, 2 preamp tubes and a cap can. I don't see a rectifier tube, or a bridge diode rectifier. Maybe there is a bridge rectifier in there among all the point-to-point wiring.

Did you get a close look at the tube labeling on the preamp tubes? Definitely 12AX7 or, they appear to be, from a quick glance?
They are both labelled Sylvania 12AX7/7025A one made in USA and one made in India. Definitely no rectifier tube.
 

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Cool. I see two power tubes, 2 preamp tubes and a cap can. I don't see a rectifier tube, or a bridge diode rectifier. Maybe there is a bridge rectifier in there among all the point-to-point wiring.

Did you get a close look at the tube labeling on the preamp tubes? Definitely 12AX7 or, they appear to be, from a quick glance?
The diodes are on the little board just above the longer blue electrolytic cap. I've worked on a few of Garnets and the layouts are pretty similar
 

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Put the Celestion 70/80 I had laying around in the amp. It sounds way better. Couldn't believe how light the magnet is in the Marsland. The 70/80 is not the best speaker so I'll be speaker shopping in the near future. The neighbours were away this morning so I could play around at gig level volumes. All I can say is WOW!. With the volume at six and the Way Huge Green Rhino (sort of tube screamer) it is an awesome blues machine. I was playing the McInturff Royal which has two humbuckers with coil split. With the neck in coil split mode it has a perfect clean blues rhythm sound. Switch to humbucker mode, kick on the Green Rhino and it just rocks. Going to try it at the local blues jam tomorrow night.
 

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Put the Celestion 70/80 I had laying around in the amp. It sounds way better. Couldn't believe how light the magnet is in the Marsland. The 70/80 is not the best speaker so I'll be speaker shopping in the near future. The neighbours were away this morning so I could play around at gig level volumes. All I can say is WOW!. With the volume at six and the Way Huge Green Rhino (sort of tube screamer) it is an awesome blues machine. I was playing the McInturff Royal which has two humbuckers with coil split. With the neck in coil split mode it has a perfect clean blues rhythm sound. Switch to humbucker mode, kick on the Green Rhino and it just rocks. Going to try it at the local blues jam tomorrow night.
I have to imagine that you get some sweet amp break-up at gig levels with that tiny O/P transformer. Garnets are cool amps...I especially like the Mini-Bass.
 
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