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Kasino Lounge amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by calebbarton, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. calebbarton


    Aug 25, 2007
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    Found this......Anyone know how old it is? I BELIEVE its mid 70's but I'm not sure as there is surprisingly little info on it.

    Got it for under $30.

  2. kimmyt

    kimmyt Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    Gilroy, CA
    Yeah I believe you are correct. I bought my first bass cab a 215 Kasino in 1973 it was built like a brick. As I recall they were a lower end part of Kustom, the Tuck & Roll amps. Cool thought it had a cool blue silver grill cloth and came with a cover.
  3. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    IIRC, I'll attempt to provide the reference later, is that the majority of Kustoms/Kasinos are identical, except for the upholstery jobs on the Kustoms. The electronics, cabs are virtually identical..PS to the OP. Does the amp work?...
  4. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Kasino was the lower priced alternative for Kustom, same company and built in the same factory. I don't think they were the same circuits however. Early to mid '70s is right- the first time I saw one was probably around 1974.

  5. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I almost bought one of those a few months back for $75 bucks (thought it was to much) I really only wanted it for it's looks in my homebar's music room where my basses and guitars are..look's cool. It sounded ok (muddy) but was heavy as hell!
  6. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
  7. calebbarton


    Aug 25, 2007
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    Amp does work, has a purple LED. Pretty cool little amp but sounds way better on guitar than bass.
  8. BillyB_from_LZ


    Sep 7, 2000
  9. Same Circuit.

    You Will be able to date the amp from the codes on the Pots.
  10. They weren't any worse or better than the TnR stuff. They were the virtually the same except for the logo and covering.

    What you have is Basically a Kustom Bass-I or BI (in the Kasino Model of course). A bass amp. I would bet it was made around 1972-1974. It doesn't have the silver look that they switched to in the later part of the seventies.

    I have actually have a B-I. I loaded a JBL E-140 in there and it rocks. If you could shoot a couple pictures of the innards, I might be able to provide some more information.

    It's a good little amp. Made to last. Great score.
  11. GodsMalak


    Aug 11, 2012
    This is great info! I got one of these from a local music store where I'm from. I use it for practicing quietly in the basement, as it's not a loud amp. Sweet looking though!

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