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    Cool Looking for maker of this amp

    Hello. New member and poster here. A few of us are having a discussion on what these amps are. They appear to be practice amps, with what looks like sliders instead of potentiometers, or a combination of the two. There also seems to be a 45 in the middle of the upper section, where the sliders are. Most assume they are practice amps. Those also appear to be Peterson Strobe tuners on top, and not part of the amps themselves.

    This picture was taken in the dressing room of the band Kansas, around mid 1970s. That's Kerry Livgren's guitar in the left side of the pic. We've been able to contact Rich Williams and he doesn't remember the amps. We all get old, I guess.

    There is no prize for the answer, but we would be eternally thankful, because several of us have been trying to find the maker for several days now. Like I said, Rich doesn't remember and we have word to Kerry, but don't think he will reply. He probably doesn't want to say he doesn't remember, either.

    Well, damn. I guess new posters can't attach pics? I'll still post this as maybe the description I've included will trigger someone's memory. It's not that common of an amp, from what I can tell. It's not very large, maybe slightly more than 15 inches by 15 inches, and the grill looks like black cloth. There is a logo in the lower right of the grill, in retangal shape, but the pic is of such terrible quality, zooming in isn't really possible.

    I could maybe post a link, but I assume I can't do that, either, being a newbie here. So, this might not be such a good idea after all unless my description does trigger someone's memory. And if it doesn't...sorry for the intrusion.

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    I'm a big Kansas fan. Hopefully we can get this figured out. I'd love to see the picture.

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    There’s more than one way to Egypt. PM the picture to the Dude. Dude post it to the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddawg View Post
    There’s more than one way to Egypt. PM the picture to the Dude. Dude post it to the thread.
    I don't seem to have access to PMs. If I do, I don't know where to find it. Everything seems to tell me I don't have access to that page. I wonder how many posts I'd have to write, before I could do some of this fancy stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    I'm a big Kansas fan. Hopefully we can get this figured out. I'd love to see the picture.
    The pics are on the facebook page Kansas (band). Rick Yon is the admin. I don't think you need to be a member to see the pics, but of course, to post, you'd need to join. You could tell him you know the make of the amp and I'm sure he would quickly allow you to join. LOL.

    There is more than one Kansas page on Facebook. Be sure you go to the one named "Kansas (band)". That's where the pics and the discussion is going on. Thanks, if you can help us out.

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    Here are the photos from the Facebook group:

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    COOL! Thanks for the assist.

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    I recognize the Kahlua bottles... probably doesn't help with the amp

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    Early Mesa Boogie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by olddawg View Post
    Early Mesa Boogie?
    We thought of that, but Mesa puts their logos in upper right corner or center.

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    Adding image grabbed from reverb in case the reverb info goes away

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    See here http://www.adaamps.com/History.htm

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    Thanks to everybody who looked, and tried to figure out the mystery. It was really appreciated.

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    Glad you figured it out, but I have to ask. How did you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    Glad you figured it out, but I have to ask. How did you find it?
    It was suggested to me to ask in another forum, "The fretboard" in the UK, because there were a lot of guitar players in that forum. They did find it, but not long after they did, another forum I'm a member of also found the same link. When it rains, it pours, I guess. Not being a guitar player, I had no idea where to look and from the grainy pictures, it wasn't really possible to get much from the image it self, unless you were familiar with the amp.

    And the person who started the whole search was Rich Williams, guitar player for the band Kansas. There was a pic on a Facebook tribute page that showed Kerry Livgren in a backstage pic with two of these amps behind him. Rich couldn't remember the amps and asked for help. I guess that started everybody looking. I was just the lucky one who had the connection to the forum where the person knew about the amp. I guess I knew the man who knew the man who knew the man?

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    Easy Peasy ... you just need the multidetector ultrasensitive secret ring helmet used by NickB .

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    Quote Originally Posted by J M Fahey View Post
    Easy Peasy ... you just need the multidetector ultrasensitive secret ring helmet used by NickB .
    I was clueless. I didn't know it was that easy.

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