A rare and unusual 60s Japanese amp from the forerunner of Roland, for sale serviced and in excellent working order and condition.
A rare sixties Ace Tone 601 from Japan. It’s had a total overhaul from our vintage amp guru, who’s been singing its praises. The mains transformer was in a bad way, so he’s hand-wound one of his stunning bespoke vintage replacements (110v/240v) and it’s had a full recap. The valves are all Toshiba-branded – very likely made by Mullard in the Blackburn factory for the Japanese market. No ‘me-too’ circuits copied from Leo or Jim in this one: the internal designs are unique, including the tremolo circuit. This 50w head stands apart from the rest of the swinging sixties crowd; a stunning amp with a distinctive sound and an unusual find. Tony is already muttering about keeping this one for the studio – you have been warned…
Click on the photos to see more detail and internal shots. Video demo to follow – if you’re keen and would like to be notified when we do it then get in touch.
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PUBLISHED: 21st Nov 2023
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