Originally Posted by beate_r
If we're on photos - here's the Imperator, actually the high end variant of the Basskings:
The input section seems to be mostly identical to that of the Bassking T, except that a treble and bass boost is added (*really* useful).
The name is program: this beast gets up to 110 Watts out of two (!!!) EL34 runnig at "only" 740 V (compared to 780 V in the G-2000).
Oh wow! I just stumbled across this while googling....
That picture sure brings back memories!
Though I do play bass and guitar, I'm primarily a keyboard player... and as a teenager in 1971, when the first 'proper' band I'd joined, Rashamra
, started getting lots of work, I was able to afford to buy an Imperator
to use with my Hohner
electric piano here in Adelaide, Australia. I continued using it through the 70's and 80's, lugging it around Australia through punk bands and beyond - it was an awesome and really reliable old amp. Unfortunately when I split with my first wife in the early 90's, I got the kids and she got nearly everything else [I still know I got the best deal!!
] including most of my equipment - including the Dynachord.
I've got a couple of differing sized Hartke
amps for bass & keys now, but NOTHING beats that old Imperator
! It had so much grunt!
Thank you so much for that picture! I'd love to see if I can find one again, but I daresay they're probably too 'collectible' and expensive now...
btw... this is a cool forum - I'll have to put the bassist I usually play with these days onto you folks - she's a producer on the ABC and community radio, and switched from guitar to bass a few years ago and is right into the tech aspects.