Premier twin 8

I just bought off eBay this 1963 Premier Twin 8 Amplifier.One of the holy grail harp amps. It is in
Excellent working condition with Original speakers and NOS retube.
I LOVE IT!

Here is what it sounds like


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It gives a nice bit of warmth and grit, very nice! :slightly_smiling_face::+1:

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@stevenlois1 You just love giving me gear envy, don’t you? :sunglasses: Indeed it sounds fantastic! I only listened through my MacBook Air speakers (which have really gotten quite good these days) but I can see why you’re in love. Nice playing too. What harmonica and position you playing in here?

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Thanks, Luke!
I’m playing a G harp in 2nd position for the diatonic and a C chromatic in 3rd position.

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I thought that sounded like a chromatic! You switched harps on us you tricky guy!! Nice tongue blocking and fat jazzy chords! :call_me_hand:t3:

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Thank you :blush:

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Here’s a video showing the full range of tremelo. This is my 1st 2 speaker amp,so I never even thought about including it in the original demonstration. Sorry about that.

I like it with the smallest amount of effect since it fills out the sound without changing its character.

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From ebay? You are very lucky it works well. I have stopped getting mics or other electronics from ebay, they are hardly ever as described and usually sold by people that don’t know anything about the equipment they sell. Very risky. But I am very happy for you. Use the amp well.

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I only buy from sellers with a 100% feedback score. This particular amp had been fully serviced already; otherwise, I have a top amp tech that takes care of it.

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Great! Excellent points. I once inquired the seller about a mic. He said he did not know much about the mic but it had strong output. When it arrived, I realised the chord was damaged, the element was dead. So the strong output came from the damaged chord. Things like that made me just so cautious buying stuff from ebay. Anyways, saying thatonce I was lucky with a mic element I bought from ebay, but nowadays a stopped that. - Your amp sounds great, by the way!

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Thank you for the compliment.
There is only one time I got screwed But it was not from eBay, but from a vendor on one of the blues Facebook sites. Making phony claims about his product. I had to file a dispute with Mastercard to get satisfaction.

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Isn’t feedback for harmonica players a bad thing? :wink:

Hey, amp sounds great. I could only hear the tremolo effect when you said it was at 6’oclock. Is there only one knob for the tremolo? Typically they have 2 knobs 1 for “rate” and 1 for “depth”?

Here’s a nice example of a good deep amp tremolo from one of the Chicago masters:

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There only 3 knobs: Volume, tone and tremelo.
LW sure kills!

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