1966 Ampeg ReverbeRocket 2
The 1966 Ampeg ReverbeRocket 2, also known as the GS-12-R comes from a personal collection, and has been professionally serviced by Dean Zink, a very reputable amp tech in South East Michigan. The two-prong lamp cord has been changed to a three-prong grounded cord. the amp has been re-capped & biased with the following hand selected tubes; Sylvania 7591output tubes matched within 3ma, Amprex Bugleboy 12ax7 preamp tubes and a 6u10 USA Compactron. All tubes were checked for microphonics and all pots and jacks were cleaned with Deoxit D5. The Jensen speaker is a C12Q with a date code 220546, so 46th week of 1965. The Fisher SpaceXpander reverb pan is 25th week of 1966 and the original footswitch all work perfectly. Bakelite knobs are all in great condition, chrome chassis has light surface scratches, but no worn ink or pitting. Cabinet has normal wear to the corners, but all original with tube chart and schematics inside. Replacement leather handle. Serial number 032099, Made in U.S.A. Dalziel Rd Linden, NJ.
Amp has the 50′s surf vibe going with the lush space/echo reverb and the tremelo circuit has thump to it. Great cleans, but also overdrives nicely when pushed. All around a very nice well kept vintage amp.