The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

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The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Sarah93003 » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:35 am

I thought it would be good to have a thread where all of the models of Mosrite amps could be seen and discussed. Basically a definitive resource where people can see photos of the various models, see the specifications, etc.

I'm guessing that no one really knows how many models were produced in production or as one-offs and I'm certain there are models out there yet to be discovered, by us. In my never ending quest to document ever surviving example of Mosrite Celebrities, I also collect photos and information of other Mosrite items that interest me. Amps are one of those items.

I've gone through all of my current resources and at this time I have collected photos and information on 14 distinct models, in six distinct categories, and three or four entities. This leads me to believe there are many more models yet to be rediscovered.

What I have:

The Ventures/Mosrite/Award BG series
.....BG-500
.....BG-1000

The Mosrite Electronics series
.....Model-200
.....Model-350
.....Model-400
.....Model-450
.....Model-450 Head
.....Model-600
.....Model-900
.....SS-550

Mosrite
.....Handwired Tube Amp

Moseley of California
.....Gospel Model-40g

Prototypes
.....Mosrite/Dumble
.....Ed Sanner

It will take some time but over the next few days I will post all of the photos and information I have collected so far. Hopefully if other folks have amps that are not listed they will be gracious enough to share so we can continue to learn. I would love to get dimensions and other details so we can compile specifications for each amp. :)
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1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
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1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
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Re: The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Sarah93003 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:13 pm

The Ventures/Mosrite Award Series amps.

BG-500

Builder:
Distribution: Mosrite Distributing Company
Type: Solid State “Solid State / All Transistor"
Watts: 175
Size: 42 in. X 26 in. X 13 in.
Weight: Approximately 80 lbs

Speaker(s): CTS

Inputs: 2 Guitar
Knobs: Volume, Bass, Treble, Presence
Features: Reverb

Inputs: 2 Bass
Knobs: Volume, Bass, Treble, On/Off Switch

Vibrato: On/Off Switch, Knobs: Depth, Rate, Vibrato/Tremelo selection

Fuzzrite: Knobs – Depth, Volume

Options: Footswitch, Cradle/Rolling Stand
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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Sarah93003 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:20 pm

Forum member Danny Ellison's BG-500

FRONT

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Another example missing the Award medallion. Owner stated the serial number is #691

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RIGHT SIDE OF PANEL

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LEFT SIDE OF PANEL

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SIDE HANDLE

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REAR

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INSIDE CONSTRUCTION WITH CTS SPEAKER

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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Sarah93003 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:25 pm

Another BG-500

This example is mounted within an optional cradle.

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RIGHT SIDE OF PANEL

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MIDDLE OF PANEL

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LEFT SIDE OF PANEL

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VENTURES MEDALLION

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AWARD MEDALLION AND MOSRITE EMBLEM

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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String

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Re: The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Christill2 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi Sarah93003,
I'm getting ready to publish an article on Mosrite amps on Reverb and would like to open a dialogue with you. Plus, I'd love to get some Mosrite amp images from you for the article. Have you ever done a composite image of Mosrite amps like you did with the Mosrite Celebrity guitars?
All the best, Chris Till

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Re: The many variations of Mosrite amplifiers

Postby Sarah93003 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:28 am

Hi Chris,

I've got a lot more pictures and descriptions of more models that I need to update this thread with. Time is always the issue. :mrgreen: You can either pm me here, or email me directly at: sarah@MosriteCelebrity.com. I'll be happy to share my information with you.
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1965 Mosrite Celebrity Prototype with Vibramute
1972 Mosrite Celebrity-III
1977 Gibson MK-53
1982 Fender Bullet
1994 Gretsch Streamliner G3155 Custom
2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus
2006 Jude Les Paul 12 String


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