Vintage Teisco Checkmate 50 guitar amp head
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-11-06)
Price : US $260.00
This is a very rare vintage Teisco Checkmate 50 handwired amp head. I believe the 50 indicates that it is a 50 watt head. It is in good cosmetic condition for it’s age. These handwired amps back in the 60’s were cheap department store amps, but the labor and inflation of today would be equivalent to a handwired boutique amp worth around $2000. It features two channels with two ¼” inputs for each and bass and treble controls for both channels, as well as a tremolo and reverb option. It has a built in E oscillator so you can tune your guitar to an E pitch. This head sounds amazing and has an incredible low end that just roars. It is powered by 2 6L6 power tubes and 6 12AX7s which is an unusual circuit. I believe the standby light does not work, but other than that the amp works perfectly. This auction is for the amp head only.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-11-06)
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I have a checkmate 50 that I'm working on. I belive the checkmate 50 is rated at 100 watts.