Monday, May 14, 2007

Selmer Treble and Bass

It had the particularity of being able to cover Guitar and Bass ... a british Amplifier, warm tone, stays clean and lean, but can have cutting sharps - Many descriptions say the Selmer meets you halfway between a Vox and a Marshall Amp !


Although it's a great mix of Vintage tone fr tube amps ( and some of them even come cheaper than those sound city amplifiers ) the Selmer is not an AMp with a reputation for great reliability , parts are hard to come by and these amps are known to '' buzz '' up on occasion, I would never put anything more than 300 $ USD on one of them ... be VERY careful if you are interested in a Selmer amp, although they cover both Bass and Guitar, they don't do either particluarily brilliantly

1 comment:

Pete Dabell said...

The very early samples had a rectifier valve which could be troublesome,my very first amp was one of them,(known as the "croc-skin" type,owing to the covering, and it was used very successfully as a bass amp in my first band!) The later type had silicon rectifiers and were more reliable! I currently use a Kelly amp, which are made by a former employee of Selmer and it sounds absolutely fabulous and is extremely reliable! I`ve used older amps all my gigging life, and the key to reliability is regular maintenance and regular use, plus treating them with the respect they deserve!
I have owned voxes in the past,but never got on with them, I would describe the sound as being like a cleaner Marshall? a cross between a Marshall and a Fender might be more apt? Google John Kelly for info on his amps.