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 Post subject: Transonic amps?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:39 pm 
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Were they for guitar or bass. Or were there models for both?


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There were both guitar and bass amp heads but quite a few more guitar oriented speaker bottoms in the line. One bass bottom had four 15" JBL speakers and the grandaddy of them thad a single 30" Electrovoice driver.


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I played through a Transonic TR-145 4x15" cab with an SVT head once, and the hair blew back off my head like in the old Maxell commercial.


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 Post subject: Re: Transonic amps?
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John and I answered at the same time. Ooops!


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 Post subject: Re: Transonic amps?
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Will rickenbacker ever make amps again? Since I have never seen one or heard one. It might be nice to own a new rickenbacker amp.


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 Post subject: Re: Transonic amps?
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Will rickenbacker ever make amps again? Since I have never seen one or heard one. It might be nice to own a new rickenbacker amp.
I know I have had conversations with John in the past that would indicate that this is not going to happen. I still can't really speak for him though.


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Thanks Mr. Webmaster, how are you doing on this fine Friday, 1 ?, what comes after guitar god , maybe CEO. :)


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I foolishly passed up a big Transonic back in the mid-70's. It had the styling reminiscent of a Vox Super-Beatle , with a trapezoid shaped head and cab.
Sort of a giant keystone shape. It was in a nice chrome stand and it could be tilted back. I recall seeing pictures of Jimmy Page with a pair of them in early Led Zeppelin photos. Excuse my ignorance, but what model would this be?
I would love to find one.


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 Post subject: Re: Transonic amps?
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It had the styling reminiscent of a Vox Super-Beatle , with a trapezoid shaped head and cab. what model would this be?


That's the Rickenbacker Transonic Series 200 amplifier with 350 watts peak power.

http://www.rickenbacker.com/gallery_ima ... _year=1960


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...and the grandaddy of them thad a single 30" Electrovoice driver.
So *that's* the amp that Michael J. Fox plays through at the start of Back To The Future!!! I always wondered what it was.

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