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Polytone Works rig

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

  1. elgecko


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

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    I tried speaking to it but it just seemed to ignore my efforts.
  5. Holy cow - is that 2 15s and 4 8s!!?? Gotta love it! Polytones have an excellent rep - Carol Kaye swears by them, apparently.
  6. Carol Kaye just plain swears. A lot. :D
  7. 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.
  8. 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!

  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

  13. 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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