AMPLIFIERS

THE RICHARD FORTUS COLLECTION

TURN UP WITH THE YEAR'S MOST EXCITING COLLECTION!

What does every globe-trotting rock and roll star need? Big f*cking amps. A lot of ‘em. And that’s exactly what Richard Fortus has got!

A connoisseur and bona fide amp man, Fortus can speak at length about the finer points of an amp’s every detail, and these heads, cabs, and combos taken from his personal collection reflect a lifetime of knowledge obtained as a dedicated collector and one of rock’s true journeyman ambassadors. 

Richard Fortus Amplifier Group
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Park 150 Head 1969
Park 150 Head 1969
Park 150 Head 1969

Park/Marshall Plexi 150 Lead 1969

$6,500.00
Laney 100w Supergroup Mk. 1
Laney 100w Supergroup Mk. 1
Laney 100w Supergroup Mk. 1

Laney 100w Supergroup Mk. 1

$3,995.00

QUOTES FROM THE MAN HIMSELF

Hiwatt 200 Lead

Hiwatt 200 Lead

"I grew up in St. Louis and when I was a kid, many bands would end up having their trucks stolen while they were in town. I remember that Angel was one of those bands. 35 years later, I saw this amp in a shop and bought it. It's Punky Meadow's head and still has the Angel flight case. It's an incredible sounding amp."

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Kelly 100W

Kelly 100W

"Kelly amps were made in the late 60's/early 70's by John Kelly who was a designer for Selmer. He left Selmer and took a few people from there and started his own company. This is like a 100 watt Treble & Bass. Very, very, rare and falls between a Marshall and a Fender. The be-all, end-all of Selmers!"

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Fender Superchamp

1980S Fender Superchamp

"This was my go-to lead amp for many many years. I bought this when I was about 20 years old. There is a jack in the back to run a 16 ohm 4x12 off of. It's an incredible amp and I used it on many many sessions."

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Magnatone M20

Magnatone M20

"This is one of the rarest vintage amps. Very few were produced, due to their outrageous retail price of $1200 in 1965 (That would be around $10,000 today). It's an absolute beast of an amp and one of my favorites of all time. It's a true stereo amp (40 watts per side). Stereo Magnatone vibrato is absolutely incredible. The 2 cabinets have a Celestion G12h and an alnico gold in each. Someone had taken the tops off of the 2 cabinets (assumingly, so they could stack all 3!) From 1965 till 1967, only between 20 to 50 of these were produced. Insanely thick and punchy."

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Filmosound Specialist

1950s Filmosound Specialist

"These are absolutely amazing. I've got 2 and I'm keeping the other. They are made from old film projectors from the 50s."

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Marshall JMP50

Marshall JMP 50w

"I bought this from Mick Mars at the same time as I bought the '73 Jose/Mars amp."

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Marshall JMP50

Carp Amplification Boxer

"This was made for me by a friend that is a boutique builder and makes amps for many studio players. Really great, Champ-type of amp."

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Marshall JMP50

Elpico Combo

"I have 2 of these. This one is totally stock. They can be fairly easily made to be an exact replica of a 15 watt Marshall by swapping the phase inverter and changing a couple of caps. I've done that mod to my other El Pico and I use it all the time."

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Marshall JCM800 MK2 Master Model 100 Lead (Red) Model 2204

Marshall Model 2204 JCM800 Mk. 2 Master Model 100 Lead

"This amp was used on a ton of recordings and during amp shoot-outs, would always win in the studio. It was used on 'Hole's'"

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Carlsboro Head

Carlsbro Early Head

"These are great early British amps. This is a very early Carlsbro and I've used it for many years in the studio."

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Each amplifier in the Richard Fortus Collection comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, as well as a brief description or anecdote written by Richard Fortus himself.

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Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Pro Reverb Silverface

$1,499.99
The ‘68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players.

The ‘68 Custom Pro Reverb takes its cues from the original 40-watt model, improving its portability and tonal flexibility by reducing the cabinet size and weight, moving to a single-channel format and single 12” speaker, and adding a middle tone control. This refined and upgraded amp is the perfect size and volume for almost any gig, and may be the ultimate pedal-friendly platform.

Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-ply 3/4" Meranti plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 12" Celestion NEO Creamback
Total Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AT7
Dimensions: 13.10x22.70x27.50 IN
Weight: 44.60 LB
Footswitch: 2-Button Vintage Style (Reverb On/Off, Vibrato On/Off)
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Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos
Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface Amps / Guitar Combos

Fender Vintage Modified '68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb Silverface

$899.99
The ’68 Customs have become an extremely popular amp series for guitarists who love classic Fender sounds along with toneful modifications that resonate with today’s players. 

At just 5 watts, the original Vibro Champ was famous for classic Fender tremolo, tube sparkle and killer grind at a reasonable level. The ’68 Custom Vibro Champ Reverb improves on this classic amp by adding hall-emulating DSP reverb and using a larger 10” speaker for increased low end. These additions make this little wonder perfect for rehearsal, home recording and even small gigs.

Color: Black
Amplifier Type: Tube
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Inputs: Two - (1/4", Input 2 operates at -6dB)
Cabinet Material: 7-Ply 5/8" Birch Plywood
Handle: Molded Plastic Strap with Nickel-Plated Caps
Speakers: One - 10" Celestion TEN 30
Total Impedance: 3.2 ohms
Power Tubes: 1 x 6V6
Preamp Tubes: 2 x 12AX7
Dimensions: 12.50x19.50x20.50 IN
Weight: 26.40 LB
Footswitch: Optional 2-Button Footswitch

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