CHAMP ELECTRONICS -" THE VALVE AMP HOSPITAL"

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

 

SERVICING OF A CARLSBRO 50 TOP COMBO AMPLIFIER

 

 

 

"This Carlsbro 50 Top Combo came in for a general check-up and service before being offered for sale on EBay. It was in mint condition (including the original vinyl cover) as can be seen in the photos, and needed nothing doing to it whatsoever! A nice cool amp.

Note the Marshall-style none-original knobs. (These would have normally been coloured "smartie knobs") Also, the original Fane Powertone 60 speaker has been replaced with a Celestion G12H. Although the G12H is only a 30 watt unit and really a bit underpowered for this amp, it nevertheless sounds great, as pretty much all the Carlsbro tube amps do. Also the extra hole in the speaker baffle is a modification; the amp being fitted with a tweeter at some stage. This has since been removed.

The amp has since been sold on EBay for fairly good money and deservedly so, particularly as people are beginning to realize that although Carlsbro tube amps never really reached the heights of such competitors like Marshall, Orange etc, they were a bloody good sounding amp and should deservedly be up there with the other named brands.

- John"

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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