Strapless! Backside View Of The Estey

1 09 2009

1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 4

The Estey T-12 is as humble around the back as she is up front.

1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 5

And here’s a big reason why she sounds so sweet – Chicago’s finest – a blue label Jensen speaker.1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 6

Date codes on the magnet cover peg this example from the 37th week of 1966, likely manufactured in September of that year.





Getting To Know The Estey T-12

26 08 2009

1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 1

This little number was made by Estey Electronics of Torrance, CA in 1967. The T-12 is pretty simple, just the way I like my amps, with only two inputs, three nobs and a power switch featured on the front panel.

1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 2

Pilot light, carrying strap and really sweet grill-cloth material pretty much sums up the remaining external aspects of this amp.

1967 Estey T-12 Tube Amp Photo 3





1967 Estey T-12 With A Little Help Again

2 08 2009




1967 Estey T-12 With A Little Help

21 07 2009

With a touch of boost added.