This is probably my craziest combo idea yet. Last summer I
picked up an old Ampeg cab on eBay for $55.00. The cab was an old Super
Reverb, model R15-R, that was made in August 1964 according to the serial number
on the tube chart. The speaker is a 15" CTS made in the 36th week of 1968 that
has probably been played hard, but the sound is warm with earlier breakup than
you would expect from a 15". I sat on the cab for a while trying to figure out
what to put in it. It was really meant for a clean sound, but I already have a
TRRI, old Sunn Sceptre, and my homebrew TDR. I finally came up with the radical
idea to put a gritty sounding Marshall 18 watt chassis in it. It is a surprise
to hear the Marshall grit coming out of an Ampeg cab!
So, I ordered some parts from Hoffman, Mouser, and
TubeDepot.com. I really like this amp, not just for the sound or nostalgic look,
but I get a kick outta seeing my buds' reactions! Once again, I'll spare you
from the construction details and just give you the eye candy.