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Barbie Tube Amp

This little amp is a very early build dating back to the early 1990s.

It reminds me of old Hot Wheels sets and Barbie paraphernalia. More than a few people naturally alluded to it as a Barbie amp so the name just stuck.

The clear hard plastic handle rattles beautifully on certain notes! If need be, this can be easily remedied with a handkerchief.


Circuit: Push-Pull Class AB
Tubes: 6V6, 12AX7, Solid-state rectifier
Controls: Volume
Power: 8 watts, Class A
Speaker: 8" Custom-made speaker
Other Features:
- Point-to-point wiring
- Steel chassis
- Finger-joined pine cabinet covered in red and white twill fabric

Specimen Barbie Tube AmpSpecimen Barbie Tube Amp with Yellow Pippin Guitar