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Polytone Works rig

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by armywalaby, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Now THAT'S different! I've never seen one before.
     
  2. Looks amazing! Wonder what the wattage is (almost positive it's solid state). Would love to hear it.
     
  3. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    I tried speaking to it but it just seemed to ignore my efforts.
     
  4. Holy cow - is that 2 15s and 4 8s!!?? Gotta love it! Polytones have an excellent rep - Carol Kaye swears by them, apparently.
     
  5. Carol Kaye just plain swears. A lot. :D
     
  6. Played through it today. The head I didn't care for but when I put a markbass little tube 800 on it that cabinet SANG! Trying to get into it for $400 or less.
     
  7. liam_g

    liam_g

    Oct 27, 2005
    nashville, tn
    I love Polytones. Played a Teeny Brute for small gigs and recording for a few years, until it had some electronic problems. Some components were no longer available, so it was trashed. I miss it!

    Liam
     
  8. What didn't you like about the Polytone head? Just a boring sounding head? My experience with the combos is that they're really warm sounding in a non-tubey sort of way...
     
  9. Only bass/treble control. I'm a mid junkie as well as tube and the head with it just didn't provide the tone sculpting I desire.
     
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Sad you did that Liam. Any amp can be repaired and obsolete parts replaced with modern substitutes.
     
  11. liam_g

    liam_g

    Oct 27, 2005
    nashville, tn
    Maybe i needed a different tech then. He said it was unrepairable. Sad, I miss that amp. Recorded two albums with it when I played with a great fingerstyle guitarist named Peter Spencer in the Seattle area. One studio and one live.

    Liam
     
  12. I had a Polytone MiniBrute. Used it for teaching at a music store. Big flood in town one night and the whole thing was soaked in crapwater for two days. Nothing worth salvaging. Still miss it...
     



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