GA85 Reverb, Model 1700 Solid State Amp - 1967
From what I gather, this is the origin of the Reverb unit out of my old Hagstrom GA-85 1700 Reverb Amp from 1967...
I hope to confirm this is the original unit, as sadly it seems to be dead... the rest of the amp is completely spot on and fab sounding still. I'm not certain, but I'm told this was the world's first solid state guitar amp!
But then Hagstrom did like to be first at things... Like the later world's first synthesiser guitar in partnership with Nile Steiner and Ampeg. You can see pictures of the amp further down the page, and more on the amps page on this site.
the website for the current company:
The industry standard for years,
the Type 4 is still manufactured today using Hammond’s original design. Four
counter wound and coupled springs deliver superior mechanical performance and
the classic sound that helped make the Fender Twin Reverb Amps famous. Outer
channel dimensions are 16.75” Length x 4.375” Width x 1.313” Height.
See further down for the excellent quick reply
So now we can make the progress to bring this back to full glory!
Under all that foam lay my answer...
Stuck on the side lip of the reverb...
We'll keep you posted on the progress and outcome!
...and here's the amp itself:
The 1967 Hagstrom GA85 Reverb
Chris with the amp and one of the
Hagstrom Scandi guitars here in
the Hagstrom UK collection
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