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Postby a.beck » Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:45 pm

This thing:
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AWA 50 watt amplifier model PA 1002

It's got a couple mic inputs, but I have no idea what they sound like. The thing powers up and will pass signal - the speaker on the front even works - but I'd be interested to know if it's worth turning it into a mic preamp pair for studio use.

Any info appreciated!

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Re: Can anyone shed some light on...

Postby Text_Edifice » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:56 pm

Hi Andrew,

probably not worth using as a recording preamp, might make an ok guitar amp without too much trouble.

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Postby Chris H » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:56 pm

There is a bit of info here:
http://www.ozvalveamps.org/awa.htm

you might be able to get in touch with other owners. As it's built as a PA I would not expect pristine valve mic pre performance, and there are other options out there for valve mic pre amps. If you really want to know though, give Rob a call
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Postby a.beck » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:30 pm

Yeah, that's more or less what I would have guessed, thanks guys. Just figured it couldn't hurt to ask in case there was some secret groovy sauce in there!

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Postby The Tasmanian » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:16 pm

I bet its a great bass amp when serviced...
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Postby Chris H » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:31 pm

The Tasmanian wrote:I bet its a great bass amp when serviced...


Yes, I have had a number of these type of old valve PA jobs as my guitar amps. The first was in 68 and came from the Catholic church in Hamilton. It was a really old 1940's PA amp and not great on clean sounds like the fenders that the rich kids had..........who wanted clean anyway? :D Next in 72 was a British Quad DIY with KT66's built by a tech from Melbourne Uni. I call it old grizzly and it had a great sound. I still have that one.... the oldest amp i own. I aslo have an old STC amp sitting in the shed. I probably should flog it off to someone who would do something with it.
Like chris T and Dave say, set your AWA up as a guitar amp and you will have a versatile bit of kit that will have a lot of use as an option in your studio.
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