Amps

 

SELMER AMPLIFIERS, LATE 1965 TO 1967 - THE BLUE/BLACK PERIOD



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Thunderbird 50 Combo, courtesy of Laszlo Szaniszlo, Nevada, USA


The change from "Crocodile" came during the last months of 1965, when Selmer moved totally away from two-tone cabinet coverings, and adopted an all black cabinet. The fronts of the units were livened up with a smart blue/black grill cloth, with distinctive "sine-wave" pattern woven in. The new amps were introduced at the British Music Trade Fair in September 1965.

The control panels of the Big Twins were now situated on the front of the amp instead of on the top as with previous versions. Less noticeable in the Twins was the incorporation of the power-amp sections with the pre-amp in the top chassis, resulting in the name given to these new amps by Selmer employees - "The Upside-Down" amps.

Chrome stands, particularly with castors and swivel-back facility, were now very much the fashion, and these were offered as an option on most of the Selmer professional standard combos and speaker units. 

COMBOS

 

AMPLIFIER HEADS

 

 

 

 

 

PA AMPLIFIER UNITS

 

 

 

SPEAKER CABINETS AND COLUMNS

 



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