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    Default Tiny's amp?

    Question from a client:

    "I gather that you are a Tiny Moore aficionado. Do you know what type of amplifier he used after the Magnatone era?"

    Big ol' shrug from me. Can anyone help?
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    Default Re: Tiny's amp?

    I think it was one of these??

    I'd sure like to know what he used on "Back to Back"...
    The artwork seems to be pretty anatomically correct, so maybe we can tell from this?
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    I think when Tiny was on the road with Merle Haggard he played through a Peavey amp..A look at the Austin City Limits mando special could show a "Back to Back" era amp as well. I would think early on, with Wills, it may have been a Fender..Eldon on a Strat, Johnny with a pickup wound by Leo himself, etc.

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    I know Bob Wills was a Fender guy, so that is my bet as well when he was with Wills. Tiny owned a music store in Sacramento so my guess is he had access to LOTSA amps.

    If he would have had an EH185, that would have been a very cool combination.
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    I'm wondering if the chronology is jumbled. The EH-185 was discontinued sometime between 1942 and 1945, and Magnatone as a brand name didn't exist before 1947. He could have used an EH-185 after a Magnatone, but it would have been an old amp already.
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    I believe Tiny was using a Peavy the times I played music with him. He was pretty frustrated
    in finding a small powerful jazz amp. I suggested Polytone which is what I use, and Johnny Gimble
    also used.

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