Amps

SELMER AMPLIFIERS, LATE 1967 TO 1969 - THE BLACK/SILVER PERIOD



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Selmer Thunderbird 50 Combo, courtesy of San Diego Guitars, USA.


Selmer had nothing new to present at the late 1967 British Musical Instrument Trade Fair. In desperation they did a deal with the cabinet manufacturer to produce a new look for the existing models. Those bearing the MkII designation were called MkIIIs, but some of the early ones still had the MkII control panel. 

There was one significant change "under the skin" though - the introduction of Solid State rectification to the larger amps during this period.

Dark grey/black, rather non-descript, grill cloth was used on the combos and the heads, with a strip of adonised aluminium complete with Selmer and lyre-shaped logos beneath the control panels. The exception to this seems to have been the T'nB heads, which for the 50 watt units had a full depth adonised aluminium facia from September 1968. The 100watt T'nB's and 100w PA's were produced in a brushed aluminium fascia / rack style format.   Solid aluminium control knobs seem to have been introduced during the period, probably after September 1968.

 

COMBOS

 

 

AMPLIFIER HEADS

 

 

Basically the same, as the T n' B 100 in the Blue/Black Period.. Valves - 4 x EL34, 2 x GZ34, 5 x ECC83. Price: 93 gns..

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