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    Default 1964 Gibson Mercury amp head for sale.

    Tough to do this, but I gotta move an amp. 1964 Gibson Mercury Head for sale, very clean for a 40 + year old amp. 2 channels, pretty much a crank it and go amp. Great 70s rock vibe, Not high gain, but very nice crunch. Filter caps have been replaced. It is a loud one, around 50 watts. Gigged several times, has worked very nicely. It has 4 inputs, 2 on each channel. PTP construction. 6l6, 6EU7 based amp. Selling it cheap!! Only 400 + of these amps made. 275.00 + 30.00 to pack and ship in the USA.



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    It is the 2nd from the top on the right side. Very cool trapezoid cab. RARE RARE RARE!!! Sorry for the bad pic, not handy with a cam.....

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    Bump

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    Not my head, but mine is in very similar condition.

    Bumpity....

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    Bumpity...

    275.00 SHIPPED for a PTP amp that is one of 400 or so ever made. Great old school rock amp.

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    Do you need anything? Trades plush cash???
    I get weak in the knees at the sight of a vintage Fender amp!

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    Great Amplifiers, me and kev did a swap a while ago but i had to sell it back to him for monetary reasons(poor college kid) and i will just say that kevin is a joy to trade with as many of us know. If i had the cash id snatch this amp but unfortuately everytime a mec comes past me im broke. It could be because i am broke 90% of the time. Consider this a bump
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    I may be able to buy this from you, i'll have a definite answer for you in the next day or so. I'll send you a pm to talk more.
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    Coolio

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    Can you give me a farily accurate idea as to the weight of the head.

    My friend has a chronic back problem and is looking for a PTP head with 30 watts (or more) output but it has to be fairly light weight for him to manage.

    Destroying Angel...I'm not trying to hijack your deal here.... just trying to get an idea of what to expect for weight when looking at these older heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greco View Post
    Can you give me a farily accurate idea as to the weight of the head.

    My friend has a chronic back problem and is looking for a PTP head with 30 watts (or more) output but it has to be fairly light weight for him to manage.

    Destroying Angel...I'm not trying to hijack your deal here.... just trying to get an idea of what to expect for weight when looking at these older heads.

    Thanks

    Dave

    It is quite light, although you gotta haul a cab with it, as it is just the head. Much less than a Plexi or any of my Traynors. Under 30 pounds is my guess.

    He has not comitted so the amp is definately on the market til I hear otherwise.

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    Bump and Thanks at the same time

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    hey Kevlar, i don't suppose you'd be interested in any trades or trade + cash?
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    I need cash on this. I got the Xbox 360 in hand...

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    Damn. I really wish I had the cash.... And I lived in the states. That thing sounds smokin'.
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    Man I really want that amp, and I can't tell you why. Other than it's built around the time I was born (66'), and it sounds good. Must resist......
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    must NOT resist... There are never enough amps, NEVER>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    oh sweet jesus. i just heard the sound clip. i don't have the money right now. i currently have 125. i'll keep you updated. could i do local pickup???? it'll take me ~ a month to round up the cash. no guarantees..... at all. i'm definately interested.
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    Compare it tonally to a Falcon...

    (yes I realize we're talking about the difference in 6L6s and 6v6s...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    Compare it tonally to a Falcon...

    (yes I realize we're talking about the difference in 6L6s and 6v6s...)
    I have never played a Falcon. I have a few Atlas heads, similiar to those but with a bit less gain.

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    Hey Kev, what's the complete tube layout?
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