1987 Seymour Duncan 60W Convertible Head




Don’t see many of these around, especially in the head only version. Seymour was ahead of his time when he developed the Convertible series back in the mid-80’s. Since that time there have been a number of other amps which used the same idea, basically re-voicing the amp by a simple exchange of a preamp circuit Randall has had great success with their MATS series, which is the same idea, and actually this was the original “modelling amp.” Each model holds a preamp tube and simply snaps in place when you want to change your amp’s tone. The Convertible 60 holds two modules so you have, essentially, two amps at your fingertips or at the push of a footswitch. We were very impressed with the tone of this amp during our test with the two installed modules, “Classic – Warm Tube” and “High Gain Tube – High Overdrive & Sustain”. Features include: 60 watts via a pair of EL34 power tubes, dual channel each with an Overdrive and Volume control with corresponding Red and Green Led’s (one for clean channel – one for OD channel), footswitch jack, Treb-Mid-Bass controls with +/- 15dB of cut/boost, Reverb, and front panel effects loop. Back panel has 4 or 8 ohm outputs as well as a Slave out. The EQ on this amp is very well engineered and it really does a lot, not simply shelving. Makes it easy to dial in the perfect tone. There is a handle on one side for easy transport. Click here for some great reviews at Harmony Central, where it scored an incredible overall 9.7 (out of 10) – and I found a link devoted to this model here. Although this amp is 22 years old, it works perfectly and the tone holds up as well today as it did back in the 80’s. Overall very nice shape and for a USA made tube head of this quality, a good buy at $429



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