1968 Harmony 415 18w 2x12" Tube Amp

This amp made its way here through unconventional means, but the fella who owns it now has come to the conclusion it will be redundant for his needs so it's going to be up for grabs.

The Jensen C12R speakers date to '68 and so I assume the amp does as well. This model is a 2-channel amp rated at about 15-18w and has two, 12" speakers. It has 4 inputs, 3 of which are mildly padded for instruments (to stay a little cleaner with gain) and one of which is a "mic" input and bypasses the pads. That is the one to stick the guitar into if you're wanting to crank gain. It also has a nice tremolo unit onboard (with footswitch capability) and a proper standby switch.

Its tone is clean and chimey with tons of top-end bite and snarl, though its low-end is not huge. It pushes it in the mids like you want a "show amp" to do, though. It certainly cuts and it gets dang loud. As you can hear in the clip, it mics easily and has a distinctly "Chicago" vibe to it. I don't know what it is about these critters but this thing has it. It's vibrant and snappy.

It's also physically cleanish, too. The inside of the amp looks almost new and I snapped some pictures of it while I was in there removing the "death cap" and adding a 3-prong, grounded power cable. Yes, it's heavy-duty. Yes, it's long. The amp itself is completely original save for the new power cord and features a full set of Harmony-branded, original tubes -- in a mix of Japanese-make, British-make, and American tubes.

I think for a player into Americana or old country into rockabilly or "fiery" blues, this is a great little amp. It's definitely in the rootsy vein. I also say little, but it's a 2x12" -- complete with a pine cabinet but (baffling!) particleboard baffle. Whyyyy oh whyyyy did so many amp companies build them this way in the '60s? ...not that the sound suffers. This sucker pumps.