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1000 Watt tube amp

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Larrchild:
Ryan, didn't Tubby or Scientist build some leviathan tube amp?
Maybe it was another dubster but I think you posted pix.

zmix:
Larrchild wrote on Thu, 25 March 2010 22:17
Ryan, didn't Tubby or Scientist build some leviathan tube amp?
Maybe it was another dubster but I think you posted pix.


King Tubby would have been the guy... I'd love to see some of his work!

RMoore:
The reggae sound system peeps have a long tradition of DIY / home brew PA's and amps. I rather suspect this particular 1000W amp may have been built for that purpose - some bass rumble, but not 100% sure about that.

a 1500w guitar amp? That's just insane (!)...


Here's King Tubby with his homebrew set up for his 'Hometown Hifi':



No idea as to the wattage - it sure looks d*mn cool..

I've been told by several people in JA that Tubby's was not the loudest system but was the best sounding by far at rockin' the block parties.

Tubby's amp was apparently destroyed in the mid 70's by police who felt the wrong crowd attended his events & KT gave up sound system activities thereafter..


This ultra-legendary figure in the UK, Jah Shaka, ran his system on homebrew tube amps in those metal crates - the xformers looked like some kind of huge WWII surplus units:




The system was stolen a few years back, but I was lucky enough too experience it in the past - sounded awesome..
Sessions similar to this clip, same era, same club 700-1000 people: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PONu4SkzeE

MDM,:
sheesh... and I thought the MC-3500 was heavy at 125 lbs

RMoore:
Some more UK tube PA sounds:


London's Jah Observer @ Notting Hill....  gotta love the shelf sagging under the weight!






And a  'revive sound' Downbeat Melody in Bristol running a collection of original vintage 1950's / 1960's boxes imported from JA including an original King Tubby 1960's bass bin - pretty cool..


Views of their mondo 'Tip-A-Tone' tube amp with lunar lander module lamps plus some others, including an amp  which literally goes to '11' here:
<http://www.lickitback.co.uk/downbeat.php>




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