Polytone Works rig

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


  1. armywalaby

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  2. elgecko

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    Now THAT'S different! I've never seen one before.
  3. fretlessman71

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    Looks amazing! Wonder what the wattage is (almost positive it's solid state). Would love to hear it.
  4. B-string

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    I tried speaking to it but it just seemed to ignore my efforts.
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  6. Personatech

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    Holy cow - is that 2 15s and 4 8s!!?? Gotta love it! Polytones have an excellent rep - Carol Kaye swears by them, apparently.
  7. fretlessman71

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    Carol Kaye just plain swears. A lot. :D
  8. armywalaby

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    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.
  9. liam_g

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    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
  10. fretlessman71

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    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...
  11. armywalaby

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    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.
  12. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    Sad you did that Liam. Any amp can be repaired and obsolete parts replaced with modern substitutes.
  13. liam_g

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    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
  14. fretlessman71

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    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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