A Video Look At The Kent BA-170, A 1960s Bass Guitar Amp

Hello, hivers!

About a month ago, I posted a short video about a vintage guitar amplifier that I had repaired, the Kent DR-57 amplifier head. In the beginning of that video, I showed both that amplifier and the one that this video is about. I edited this video to use the same introduction as the other video, because this amplifier was included in that introduction. That post can be found here.
https://peakd.com/hive-179541/@amberyooper/a-video-look-at-the-kent-dr-57-an-old-guitar-amp

I also previously posted about the repairs that I did to this amp. That post can be found here.
https://peakd.com/hive-189641/@amberyooper/repairing-another-kent-guitar-amplifier

The Kent BA-170 bass guitar amplifier head was built for a couple of years in the mid 1960s. This amp uses a pair of EL-84 power tubes to generate about 16-18 watts of output power. This amp head was designed with a bit more conventional preamp circuit, for the time, than the DR-57 had. The amp had a volume control, a treble and a bass control, and speed and intensity controls for the tremolo circuit.

Here is my video about this amp.

I hope you'll find this video informative and interesting.

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This amp uses a pair of EL-84 power tubes to generate about 16-18 watts of output power.

Is that tube made by Tungsram? If yes, then it is very good to see a Hungarian product. Of course, Tungsram has factories worldwide, so the tube is maybe not created literally in my country (Hungary), but somewhere else in the world.

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The power tubes in the BA-170 are an old vintage pair of U.S. made 6BQ5s, the U.S. equivalent of the EL-84.
A lot of the old amps that I work on have tubes in them that are about as old as the amp is.
There's almost no tubes made in the U.S. now.

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