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 #112503  by zambiland
 Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:53 pm
http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20158/lot/3059/

I'm not sure what the mods are. The description gets a lot of things wrong, it wasn't used in the Wall of Sound and it's not a Bassman.

Wish I had the cash for this or at least knew what was going on inside. The second channel is marked "send" and "return" while the first one has a label that says "instrument". It also has an extra pot. Master volume? Send volume? I wonder when the mods were done.
 #112511  by tigerstrat
 Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:22 pm
They are selling it short- this would be pre-Wall Of Sound, which is actually even cooler. By WOS-time and for a few years after, Phil used F2B preamps. This Showman probably was onstage the Sky River Fest in '68!!!
 #112523  by zambiland
 Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:39 pm
tigerstrat wrote:They are selling it short- this would be pre-Wall Of Sound, which is actually even cooler. By WOS-time and for a few years after, Phil used F2B preamps. This Showman probably was onstage the Sky River Fest in '68!!!

Shh! Don't bump up the price!