Re: ELK Miyuki Guitar and Bass Amps
: Someone was looking for information regarding ELK Guitar and Bass Amplifier Equipment. ELK was the Miyuki Co. Inc. in Tokyo Japan making tube amplifiers. One ELK model is the Fender Bassman like "Twin Amp 60", found in 50 and 60 watt versions, which also contains vibrato and reverb (not found on the Bassman Head). The power transformers appear to be the weak part of their products so make sure the voltage tap is set right and put a small fan or blower on the back of the amp to move air through the chassis. The classic layout uses and EL-34 output for some very nice tone...
Look, I also own two Elk amplifiers, A Custom Amp 30 and a Custom Amp 60 which just arrived today from Canton Mississippi. The first I wrote a review at another site.
The second Amp (ELK Custom 60) I'm awaiting the amp schematic from a Viking 60 in which a amp tech scribbled some notes on the difference between the two.
I'm working on bringing back the third chassis (ELK Custom Amp 30) that been with me a while. I've either miss-read a value of a Capacitor due to poor eye sight or something..
If this is still a good address for you write back and lets talk tech..
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Portable Bass Amp