From the June 1960 De Armond amplifier catalog, “Born of many years of research and experimentation with “live” musical instrument amplification, De Armond amplifiers can be expected to faithfully project the instrument tones without false compensation.” The De Armond amps are few and far between but well worth the time spent hunting them. They’re known for their quality components, big overwound transformers, and tweed era style tone. The R15t features about 15 watts of output from two 12ax7 preamp and two 6v6 power tubes in a push pull configuration. The T version also includes 12ax7 driven tremolo with footswitch.
This 1960 DeArmond R15t is in good condition and ready for the studio or stage. All parts appear to be original to the amp except for the three prong power supply, new leather handle, a matched pair of NOS RCA 6v6 tubes, a few caps in the tremolo circuit, and a replaced grid resistor. The original transformers and Jensen P12R speaker sound strong and handled high volume well during our test with a 1960 Gibson Les Paul Junior. We’re confident you’ll love the tone from this 1960 DeArmond R15t amplifier.