1960s Bartell Contessa CA-15 Mini Bass 1x12 ~Fender Princeton Tube Rectifier 12

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 08, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
The Bartell company was formed by former National, Rickenbacker, and Magnatone employee Paul Barth (engineer) and Ted Peckels (owner & president) after Barth left Magnatone. Bartells were produced from 1964 to 1969. Bartell, Inc. was located in Riverside, California and built many fine instruments under the watch of Ted Peckels and master craftsman Paul Barth.
15 watts RMS.
Schematic: /files/8412/8292/1460/ContCA15.pdf
All original RCA tubes test & sound excellent: Two 12AX7 Pair 6V6 6CA4 (EZ81) rectifier
Point-To-Point hand-wired.
The 12" speaker has been upgraded to an excellent Seymour Duncan King Tone Classic (Eminence USA) 50-watt 8 Ohm.
New grill made with 1-piece void-free Birch plywood, quality guitar amp cloth, and Velcro industrial retention.
Very good cosmetic condition. Excellent functional condition.
The amp sounds stunning! (I've only used it for guitar.)
30 1/2" high 17 3/4" wide 11" deep ~41 pounds
It still has the original 2-conductor/prong power cord.
Shipping cost listed is for the contiguous 48 States only.