1958 Sano 30 Watt Colombo HiFi baby B15N

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Impossibly rare and great sounding 1958 Sano 30 watt all tube combo. Versatile and excellent sounding amp - tweed Fender Pro meets Supro Thunderbolt meets Ampeg B15N. All original except new filter caps and upgraded power cord, including all premium RCA tubes in preamp and power section (black plate 6L6GC's), super sounding gold Utah Alnico PA15R 15" speaker, and awesome pulsing foot switchable tremolo. I made one small (and easily reversible) mod to allow the player to choose negative or no negative feedback - which has the effect of increasing gain and presence when disengaged. At stock setting, there is more headroom and punch. The amp sounds fantastic for guitar but also makes a super bass amp for studio or small stage settings. It also has a stereophonic input, so that if you have a 1/4" mono to stereo splitter you and can blend the two preamp sections for a range of tone combinations. The meticulous wiring and circuit topology shares much in common with Ampeg bass amps of the same era including the original B15N, but is more versatile IMO. Dimed with the feedback loop removed, the amp will go toe to toe with any Supro Thunderbolt. Mid gain settings will get you 5E5 tweed Pro tones. Takes pedals well and since it's cathode biased, can also be run with 6V6's in the output with a 5Y3 rectifier for lower output and blues tones. Amp includes original canvas cover (not pictured) which is in good shape. I've had just about every model Sano made and can say without hesitation that this is the one to own - if you can find one. Amp will ship with your choice of black plate 6L6's/5U4 or 6V6's/5Y3.

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