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    Default Unusual Fender Japan Studio Valve Drive Amplifier

    Just picked this up at a thrift store for $75.00.... interesting little thing... has fantastic breakup on the tube channel... a bit too much actually! I wondering if anyone know anything about these, and, as a SS/TUBE hybrid, I can do a lower gain tube swap without damaging anything...
    I am using with a Vintage Bullet Microphone for amplified Harmonica.
    THanks in advance for any info you can provide!
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    You can swap a 12AX7 out for a 12AT7 or 12AU7 for less gain. Not sure what's in that amp.
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    It's a hybrid amp with a 12AX7 gain tube.


    Date of manufacture: 1999 (for 2000 catalog)
    Output (@4 ohms): 20 RMS@10% THD, 40W peak
    Clean ch. controls: volume, treble, bass
    Gain ch. controls: volume, gain, contour, treble, bass, reverb
    Switches: channel select
    Jacks: 1 x input, headphone, ch. select foot switch, pre-amp output, power amp input
    Tubes: 1 x 12AX7
    Speakers: 2 x 8" Celestion PG8A-15
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 465x355x215mm
    Weight: 9.8kg
    Power Consumption: 32W

    List price: 26,800 yen
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    There you go - thanks as usual to the good captain for doing the leg work! Put a 12AU7 in there and you should see a difference!
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