Mine was a dedicated guitar amp 5 norm van maastricht 4 years ago they are not in the same class as standel tube amps 6 bear 4 years ago they are not in the same class as standel tube amps – norm van maastricht i agree norm, but at that point in time of solid state technology in guitar amps, they were at the top of the heap. As many fender bass amps did, it turned out to be one of the greatest guitar amps of all time i also think that a hiwatt custom 100 should have made the list i also agree with the guy that mentioned magnatone (don’t forget robert cray. Standel story people news & reviews home about us story requisite contact us t he s tandel s tory the butcher paper list bob maintained a list of his early orders on a large piece of butcher paper which he hung on his garage wall where he built the amps the following is a recreation of that list it includes amp model, serial. Welcome to the vintage kustom amp site, vintagekustomcom this site is dedicated to sharing the collective knowledge about the vintage kustom tuck-n-roll amplifiers of the mid 60's to early 70's, and their accessories. The tube amp library of information click the link above for tube amp info, schematics, board building information, projects, mods, transformer diagrams, photo's, sound clips there are hundreds of pages of tube amp information on my library page please visit my tube amplifier forum here's the place you can go to ask tube amplifier questions.
Standel guitars and amplifiers standel was founded by bob crooks, a radio repairman (just like leo fender) produced in newark, new jersey from 1953 to 1973 they beat fender to produce a solid state amp in 1963 the brand reappeared 25 years later and are still being made in the usa. I am just intrigued by the standel amplifier which i have heard about in the past also about the tube thing their guitar amps are just so cool looking and their history is pretty interesting. Requisite audio engineering of glendale is the newest amplifier manufacturer in the valley owner danny mckinney recently bought the vintage standel amplifier name and now produces a modern version of the line's 1953 model he started shipping in the solid state amps last july out of a tiny plant.
A collection of vintage guitars and other instruments 1962 standel electric guitar and amplifier catalog - 8 pages 1967 standel electric acoustic catalog - 4 pages. The amp you inquired about is a fine example of the solid state standel amps i will be posting on ebay shortly two standel custom 15 amps with jbl d130 speakers i hope your tube standel is still working up to expectations. He used his shop's name standel as the amplifier's brand he called the model the 25l15, because it had 25 watts of power and a lansing 15-inch speaker bigsby eventually purchased a standel 25l15, #1018 on april 10, 1954. The standel company is an american company that makes guitar amplifiers it was founded in 1953 by robert bob crooks in temple city , california standel (a portmanteau of standard and electronics) was the name of crooks' side-business of radio and hi-fi repair, located in his garage at 10661 freer street, temple city, california. Standel amps were made in a garage originally, in california, by paul crooks the first boutique, handwired, made for professionals only, built to order amp those original 25 watt 15 jbl speaker garage amps are holy grails, one recently went for $14,000 rumoured to deke dickerson.
I would finely say the standel is a hign fidelty amplifier and the echosonic is not ray butts made his reputation in his tv repair shop building those amps and its hard to imagine the filtertron and other pu's were his only involvement with gretsch. Standel history this directory contains usenet articles mic has saved about guitars, equipment, pickup, techniques, players, and so on mic has graciously granted permission to post the stuff on the jt30 page on the off chance that it might be useful in the context of blues harmonica. A collection of vintage guitars and other instruments 1966 standel amplifier catalog - page 01: 1966 standel amplifier catalog - page 02.
Unfortunately, good dating information for silverface amps from the 1970s is still lacking and that’s why there isn’t much new information for amps made from 1972-76 for some reason, folks are willing to poke their head into tweed, blonde, brown and blackface amps, but not into silverface amps. Electric basses and amplifiers don lerdal, vintage musical instrument dealer who viewed the collection said, “i truly was and continue to be absolutely stunned and a bit overwhelmed by the generosity of this man to me, the spirit behind this donation is far more than the monetary value that is what impressed me the most. Amplifiers, violins, salesmen-sales reps, deceased, standel amplifiers, manny’s music wade stewart in the early 1970s he formed wade electronics and focused on repairing standel products, as well as most other brands of amplifiers of the day.
Mckinney, who is president of the new standel company, recalled his interest in standel amplifiers “in 1991, i bought the inventory of a company called quad-eight, which made mixing consoles for the film and recording industries,” he said. We are committed to using the highest quality transformers, cabinets, and resistors in each of our amplifiers, and make painstaking efforts to utilize the original circuitry of the popular offerings from standel, fender, marshall, vox and more. This is a super rare, 1960's standel artist xii solid state amplifier this is a dual purpose amplifier with channel inputs for both bass and electric guitars with independent volume and concentric bass/treble controls for each channel. Oh yeah,,i dont recall the brand of amp he was using,i dont think it mattered,,roy played great through any amp if it was a standel he played it at a reasonable level of volume as the proprieter of the village barn meyer horowitz did not allow loud amplifiers.