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Second Chances, Treats & Treasures Rides Again!

December 26th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

OK folks… a quick commercial interlude here. Yes, I have an item for sale. The reason I’m including an eBay link here is that from a seller’s and a buyer’s point of view… it’s just easier to do business. Now, what I have here is a Carr Slant 6V amp with a custom Cabbage Road Case. This amp is one of the great ones. If this is so, you might ask yourself, ‘Why is Jorma selling it?’ Simple answer. I have two of them and I don’t need two expensive high end amps that are the same. It made sense at the time… but it’s time to move on.

This is one flexible... great sounding... bad ass amp!

This is one flexible... great sounding... bad ass amp!

This amp is rated at 40 watts… but suffice it to say it sounds great at lower volumes but when you crank it up and let it breathe… it’s, well… lethal!

These speakers are the cat's meow... the lead channel is creamy...

These speakers are the cat's meow... the lead channel is creamy...

Here is our eBay link:


Now, I know I’m going to get questions about other vintage amps I might own and want to sell. For now, the answer is I don’t want to sell any of my vintage stuff. I own them… I love them and I’m not paying rent on them. I still use them for recording and guest performers at the Fur Peace Station can use them if they choose. Come to think of it, I’ve had the Carr Amps long enough… they’re almost vintage. (Well, not really) Anyway, a great amp for the working guitarist who needs top quality gear for recording or the road.

That’s about it for now… thanks for reading this and I hope I can find a nice home for this beautiful Slant 6V.


  1. Rick in DC
    December 26th, 2014 at 15:42 | #1

    Wow…pretty cool, but it’s out of my price range to put up a bid. Didn’t you once have Orange amps? Were those used onstage or for the studio?

  2. John B
    December 26th, 2014 at 21:23 | #2

    Jorma have you ever had Bill Frissel at the FPR?

  3. charles newman
    December 26th, 2014 at 22:48 | #3

    @Rick in DC
    Years ago a soundman I knew absolutely hated his lead guitarist because he insisted on using an Orange bottom being fed by a Marshall amp. When you listened to the feed to the board the sound was horrible and all the tweaking in the world didn’t help. I tried in vain to convince the soundman that the problem could well have been the Marshall. I realized then that it was really all about having something to always fight about rather than fixing the sound. Petty but it goes on.

  4. jim hitchcock
    December 27th, 2014 at 10:45 | #4

    Ha, two years ago Jorma and Barry played Carson City, I had the opportunity to ask Jorma just that. I queried him on whether I could ask him a question, and he said ‘shoot’.

    I said ‘way back in ’75, your amp went on the fritz in the middle of I See The Light. My question is, was that an Orange amp’?

    For no good reason that detail had been sticking in my mind fore years. Jorma says ‘yeah, I was using Orange amps about that time’.

    I say ‘the cool thing was that Jack went into this 20 minute solo that kept the crowd totally enthralled until you got the amp back online.

    He grins and says ‘yep, that’s my band’.

    For me that was a perfect Tuna moment 🙂

  5. Rick in DC
    December 27th, 2014 at 16:08 | #5

    @jim hitchock

    ha! thanks for that story (and answer).

    @charles newman

    oh yeah; it’s tough sometimes to get a sympathetic sound man at the board! And you’re right, that is petty arguing going on. I guess nobody wanted to compromise on what was coming out of the monitors and onstage and what was being heard at the board and the rest of the venue.

  6. December 27th, 2014 at 19:50 | #6

    Used Orange amps for a while in the 70’s… they were OK… liked my Hi Watts better… Like my Louis Electric amps even better today!