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Doug

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Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« on: December 29, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
Who has experience with the now out of production Danelectro Honeytone HT 50?

Thanks,

Doug

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Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 02:13:42 PM »
I posted asking for info from folks familiar with the Danelectro Honeytone HT50.  Nuthin.    :-\   Not a real popular amp.

So, how about suggestions for where I can get info on the HT50?

Thanks!

Doug
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 02:14:43 PM by Doug »

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 02:25:18 PM »
Hang on you only posted that today!  Have a bit of patience, and complain when you've waited a week say.
Give people a chance not everyone looks here every day especially over Christmas!

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 11:50:22 PM »
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So, how about suggestions for where I can get info on the HT50?  >:(  :grr  :trouble

Dunno ...... Google ? .....  :o   ???

EDIT:
I followed my own advice (wise guy !  8) )
and look what I found:

a) Danelectro Honeytone HT 50 for sale at Guitar Center: U$33.79
in: http://products.ebates.com/in_store_used_used_danelectro_honeytone_ht50_1x8_combo_standard_114602253.php

b) exact same amp, sold at Bonhams auction site for U$4800.
*Only* difference with the one shown above: it´s signed in the back by one "Eric Clapton".
It´s written with a felt pen on the backTolex, so not even the best Court Appointed expert can certify whether said signature is true or not.
http://www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19226/lot/5/

So forget about asking about sound, schematic, speaker, anything; all that is worth, at best, U$33.79 ; while the "signature" is worth about U$4766.21  .
Oh well. ;)

Personal advice?
Out of curiosity, *I* would buy the Guitar Center one , and play, to know what all the fuss is about.
And no, I´m not kidding.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 12:06:48 AM by J M Fahey »

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 12:05:03 AM »
Hang on you only posted that today!  Have a bit of patience, and complain when you've waited a week say.  Give people a chance not everyone looks here every day especially over Christmas!

Thanks, Tony.  Didn't mean to complain.  But you are right, patience is good.

JM, thanks.  Yeah, I did search the internet an several guitar Forums over the last five days.  Google turned up nuthin...I'm a bit surprised at that but learned there had been a Danelectro Forum, now defunct.   :-\

Doug
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 12:09:58 AM by Doug »

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 12:13:04 AM »
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So, how about suggestions for where I can get info on the HT50?  >:(  :grr  :trouble

Dunno ...... Google ? .....  :o   ???

EDIT:
I followed my own advice (wise guy !  8) )
and look what I found:

a) Danelectro Honeytone HT 50 for sale at Guitar Center: U$33.79
in: http://products.ebates.com/in_store_used_used_danelectro_honeytone_ht50_1x8_combo_standard_114602253.php

b) exact same amp, sold at Bonhams auction site for U$4800.
*Only* difference with the one shown above: it´s signed in the back by one "Eric Clapton".
It´s written with a felt pen on the backTolex, so not even the best Court Appointed expert can certify whether said signature is true or not.
http://www.bonhams.com/usa/auction/19226/lot/5/

So forget about asking about sound, schematic, speaker, anything; all that is worth, at best, U$33.79 ; while the "signature" is worth about U$4766.21  .
Oh well. ;)

Personal advice?
Out of curiosity, *I* would buy the Guitar Center one , and play, to know what all the fuss is about.
And no, I´m not kidding.

Good finds, JM!!!  I'll follow up.  Big thanks.  And I agree, the GC is a better deal but I trust Eric.   ;)

Doug
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 12:30:36 AM by Doug »

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 09:41:27 AM »
I think it´s just a regular 15W beginner´s amp, with a TDA2030 chip power amp and 1 or 2 TL072, nothing to write home about.
Probably (make that most certainly) they do not even make it themselves , but order it from some monster OEM Korean manufacturer (think Samick or similar) which provides them with any label or finish you state.
Nothing against that, and will probably sound very good, within its price limits.

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« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 05:13:42 PM »
JM, I bought the one at the pawnshop.  Not much of a gamble, moneywise.  Traded my three-year old travel-practice amp, a Fender Frontman 10 (also out of production) plus $10 USD.

The HT50 label says 40 watts.  Made in China.  Eight inch speaker.  Solid state. 

It's much stronger than the Fender and seems to have a broader range of tones.  I've played my Gibson Blueshawk and a Classic Vibe '59 Duo-Sonic through it and am more than satisfied...to qualify that opinion, I'm relatively new to electric guitars and am not hi-tech, so I know less about amps than axes 

My goal was to get a more powerful, tonally broader travel amp and I think I got a good deal.  So why would Eric want to let his go?    ???

Thanks for your help.

Doug


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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 05:53:31 PM »
Congratulations, you did the best thing.
Now we deserve an MP3 or even better, some You Tube (I found none, so you'd be the first there).

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So why would Eric want to let his go?    ???
Wouldn't *you* .... and pocket U$4800 for it?
Yes, the full 4800 because I´m sure he got it for free.
Ok, God´s privileges !!!  :lmao:

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 09:52:23 PM »
Re: The HT50 label says 40 watts.  Made in China.  Eight inch speaker.  Solid state. 

It draws 40w from the wall.  Most likely a 15-20 watt amp.

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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 09:22:33 AM »
Re: The HT50 label says 40 watts.  Made in China.  Eight inch speaker.  Solid state. 

It draws 40w from the wall.  Most likely a 15-20 watt amp.

I agree.  My K-20X puts out 15w RMS and it's label is 40w.  The Frontman 25R puts out 25w RMS and it's label reads 75w.  Normally the label on the back is anywhere from 2-3x the RMS output of the amp.  This is because due to thermal inefficiencies, musical "spikes" and other electrical phenomenon, the amp may "pull" that much from the wall outlet at times and they want to make sure you know so you don't overload your house circuit.
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Re: Where to get info on older Danelectro amps?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 01:42:31 PM »
wow it's been awhile since I have heard anyone mention one of these little amps . If memory serve's me I think it's a 10 watt amp practice amp , great tone built pretty solid and fairly easy to repair , really no need for a schematic.  :dbtu:

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 06:54:56 PM »
wow it's been awhile since I have heard anyone mention one of these little amps . If memory serve's me I think it's a 10 watt amp practice amp , great tone built pretty solid and fairly easy to repair , really no need for a schematic.  :dbtu:

Hi, Jack.  This is a way delayed reply but just read lots of posts I'd neglected and was pleased to hear your favorable experience with the Danelectro HT50 amp.

I've been happily playing mine with my Les Paul Special and BluesHawk.  My buddy has taken it for a spin with several of his top-of-the-line axes.  We agree, it's got lotsa guts and tone. 

The Gain is more to my liking than that on my Peavey Classic 30 or on my friend's Goodsell.  It can get pretty rough, like Hound Dog Taylor's sound, with lots of sustain...mostly I play Blues and Blues Rock.

If anyone happens to have access to another, I want to buy.

Cheers,

Doug
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 06:58:18 PM by Doug »