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Ampeg Model R12-R Reverberocket Tube Amplifier (1964)

Ampeg  Model R12-R Reverberocket Tube Amplifier (1964)

Ampeg Model R12-R Reverberocket Model Tube Amplifier (1964), made in Linden NJ, serial # 403516, blue checked Tolex finish.

The Reverberocket is a great-sounding mid-'60s Ampeg creation, with a brighter and twangier tone than earlier models. This 1964 example is the earlier design with the controls on the top rear like a 1950s Fender; around 1965, the Reverberocket II would go to a front-mounted panel. The reverb and tremolo circuits here are particularly lively!

This model makes for an excellent general purpose amp with a different tone than the more common Fenders, with a slightly trashy edge perfect for surf, instrumental rock'n'roll, and garage sounds.
 
Height is 18 in. (45.7 cm.), 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm.) width, and 9 in. (22.9 cm.) deep.

This amp remains in very good cosmetic and functional condition overall. The power cord is a new 3-prong, the handle a good repro, and there are some replaced caps and resistors, but the amp's original character is fully intact. The original speaker has just been reconed by Weber and sounds great, and the trem/reverb pedal is present.

The blue check Tolex is nice with a bit of scuffing but no large rips or tears. The control panel has some corrosion and plating loss, making some of the print hard to read. Still a nice example overall, in fine gigging condition. Excellent - Condition.

Item # 7599
 
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