They are great amps and the speakers can be reconed or replaced for not a lot of money. They are known to be temperamental, but many won't use anything else once they've been hooked. I helped to tear down the equipment from a concert last summer, and it looked to me like the electric guitar was plugged into a small amp on the floor at the back of the stage, and there was a mic on a wee stand pointed at the amp. I don't think I'd ever heard more sound from a maller package. For personal monitoring, there are a number of small amps that will give you that advantage. I have had a Mini-Brute for many years and used it primarily for electric bass. I played my electric mandolin thru it as well as somke electric guitars and never liked the sound all that much -- mine is solid-state.I've been considering getting one for years, but I don't play electric enough to justify it. it wasn't until I got a great Fender tube amp did I realize what good tone was. Jim My Stream on Soundcloud Facebook Playing lately: 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead -- Brentrup A4C -- 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin -- Huss & Dalton DS -- 1937 Gibson L-Century -- 1939 Gibson L-00 -- ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo -- Gibson TB-Junior I have had a Mini-Brute for many years and used it primarily for electric bass. I played my electric mandolin thru it as well as somke electric guitars and never liked the sound all that much -- mine is solid-state.An evening with Brûlée is a little like a journey on one of America’s best back roads, with curves, contrasts, wide open vistas, and finally, a stop at a neon-lit roadhouse as the sun sinks low. West (the esteemed jazz writer for the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Jazz Times, and Downbeat Magazine) has succinctly described the band as “a unique and clever cross that could be called singer-songwriter jazz.” The core quartet consists of Aura, Louis, Andrew, and Lex.For special occasions and recordings, they’re sometimes joined by saxophone powerhouse Tom Anderson.-Martin *Trace Elliot HS50, Trace Elliot 4x12* -Emma Reeza FRATzitz -T-Rex Reptile -Fulltone Fat Boost 2 -Dr.
If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.3) Are there schematics available from this old version?4) where is a service department of the brand "POLYTONE" here in Germany? Idle (quiescent) current in the power transistors are only 1 m A. SLO-BLO Additional I read follow: UL LISTED 427-S SOUND EQUIP. Concerning of my (just in the outline) not absolutely identical version with Serial-No P.7218 (to the version from mentioned ebay auction with Serial-No P.3041) rises up some questions: Which replacement speaker from currently available Eminence or Fane acoustics guitar speakers would you recommend ?Andrew Brown — double bass, background vocals Andrew spent over a decade playing classical and jazz bass professionally throughout Europe while living in Vienna, Austria. He teaches music at the German School in Potomac, MD.Lex O’Brien— drums, percussion, background vocals Lex, the ultimate genre-buster, studied percussion at Ithaca College and since has performed professionally in nearly every style of music from country to free jazz to symphony to circus band. If it is, you can help me: I'm building my next clone and this time with a 12" speaker (the first was a minibrute 8"). It may take a few weeks but I will put the info together for you. In return I'll take you up on your offer of sending me better scans of the schematic thru the mail.It has been quite a while since I've posted a thread on DIY Audio Forums.The are 2 reasons for this a move to a new(to me)home &the associated renovations & health problems.I regret to say that the schematic of the mini-brute in referred to in another thread, has disappeared in the packing & unpacking process I hope to replace it, soon however to those of you who continue to enquire about it I can only apologize for not getting to this matter sooner. To perform a cost estimate for an old version of this amp I want to have some informations: 1) Which transducer (Chassis) is in use? 2) Which currently available transducer I must order for the case of replace?I always considered it a piece of junk but then I recently found out that it is a highly valued amplifier in some circles and Sam Bush apparently plays through one, and takes it with him every where he goes. I played through one in the 80's until someone borrowed it and blew the speaker out. smaller amps can just be driven harder , its a tone thing , to acomplish the same tone with larger rigs means unbearable volume. When I can hear myself everyone else is screaming because I'm too loud. Perry A guitarist I worked with years ago had a beautiful Polytone amp.I have been considering several acoustic amp options and have a topic in this category asking about those kind of options so what I'm mainly asking here is if anyone has experience or knowledge concerning the Mini-brute specifically. The speaker is blown so I would need to replace that, as well as possibly some electronics work. I never got around to fixing it and finally gave it to someone. Polytone has a HUGE following in the Jazz world- pretty sure Joe Pass played through one. I know nothing about playing electric, or amplifying acoustic instruments, but what little I've seen perplexes me. blues guitar whiz chris duarte could be very rich if anyone could bear to hear him play live back to the polytone ,your first rule should be to do no harm ask around do not skimp on finding a qualified tech and be patient most qualified people are very busy you will spend way less in a restoration than anything that would likely be comparable new ..it looked to me like the electric guitar was plugged into a small amp on the floor at the back of the stage, and there was a mic on a wee stand pointed at the amp. It had a matching extension cabinet but was still tiny.