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1200 Series
Some info about the first 1200 series amps.
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The 1200 series was my favorite Bedrock amp. It had a nice fat vintage type tone with some extra gain which really sounded good. Considering the time in which it came out - late 1980's - it totally flew in the face of all the high gain-multi channel-midi-rack stuff that dominated the market at the time.
 
The 1200 series came in the following versions:
 
1200 Head - MSRP $1095 (1990)
1202 Combo - 2x12" speakers - MSRP $1245 (1990)
1204 Combo - 4x10" speakers - MSRP $1445 (1990)
 
Eminence 'Bedrock' branded speakers were stock. Fane or Celestion speakers available at extra cost.
 
These amps were rated at 50 watts, but they sure sounded a lot louder than 50 watts! A lot of that was due to the higher plate voltages and huge transformers used in them. Try to pick up a 1202 combo, these were seriously heavy amps! The amp was voiced with a lot of bottom end, they have a tendency to sound a little boomy with too much bass dialed up. They delivered a throaty, vintage-like tone with just enough added gain without sounding buzzy or fuzzy. The pull 'shift' added more mids and gain. I personally love this sound.
 
The early production 1200's were point-to-point (PTP) wired on a epoxy board with turret lugs. If you can find one of these early ones, you've scored! Later ones used PCB circuit boards with flying leads and chassis mounted pots and tube sockets which were still built pretty rugged, especially compared to the flimsy crap made nowdays.
 
These are really under-rated amps in today's market which stand up to a lot of the high priced boutique amps of today.

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Very early Bedrock 1200 head with 1st style Bedrock logo (rare)
This amp was built for guitarist Roger Lane (aka Roger Ericson) who played with major label artists 'Smashed Gladys' and 'The Throbs'

Early Bedrock 1200 head with 1st style logo
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Amp was built for Roger Lane (aka Roger Ericson) of Smashed Gladys and The Throbs fame

Bedrock 1202 combo with 2nd style logo

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PTP wiring on the earlier ones
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Thanks!