Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

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Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:36 am

Anyone out there, other than Graham, have a TR 25? I wbought one two years ago on Graham's recommendation. Fantastic 25-watt amp. Solid sate, and sounds as warm as a tube amp. Nice vibrato and reverb.

Does anyone have one of these, and if so, do you have the original footswitch? I'm using a Fender Twin footswitch for mine.
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (jdogric12) » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:01 am

Interesting. I'd love to hear what its 12" can do. I have 4 TR7's and love 'em (obviously, if I have four). One of them is a "Gem" though, not a Rick, but aside from the name is exactly the same as far as I can tell. I've been running a new pedalboard I wired up with 3 channels - via a Morley ABC, 1 channel is "guitar" through regular guitar pedals, 2 is "keyboard" which runs through things like a rotary speaker emulator, filter modeler, and synth sounds, and 3 is an octave pedal to a bass amp. The "keyboard" channel runs stereo to a pair of TR7's! :)
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (paologregorio) » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:52 pm

Interesting!

The only things I have to record video are my laptop and my IPhone; I doubt either is ideal for a sound sample. The TR25 is an excelent 25-watt amp; as warm to my ear as a tube amp. It's my main small rehearsal amp. I used it for practices when I was in OCBI with Joey Vasco and Mark Pytko.
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (paologregorio) » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:48 pm

Bump? :D
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (chuck_king) » Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 pm

I have one. Nice and portable. The only thing holding them back is anti-solid-state snobbery, I think.
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Sat May 04, 2019 2:13 pm

I own one too.

I used it in a stage play last year, with my 1977 JG 620. It nails the classic RIC tone.

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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (prowla) » Mon May 06, 2019 4:36 am

I acquired one last weekend.

I've not tried it out yet; it was being used for demos on a seller's stand at a guitar show.
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (cas) » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:09 pm

I have one...was my first guitar amp--bought it in the late 70's. Unfortunately mine just went on the fritz and i need to fix it--it sounds great for bass but it think I over did it and rattled something loose inside after 40+ years
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (paologregorio) » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:14 pm

I just turned my TR25 amp upside down, and discovered the amp has an extension speaker jack, additional to the footswitch jack, which I knew about.

Does anyone know what ohm speaker is correct to connect to the amp?
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (scott_s) » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:44 pm

paologregorio wrote:I just turned my TR25 amp upside down, and discovered the amp has an extension speaker jack, additional to the footswitch jack, which I knew about.

Does anyone know what ohm speaker is correct to connect to the amp?


The schematic is a little blurry, but appears to say 16 ohms when I zoom way in: http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/19341.pdf
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Re: Rickenbacker TR 25 Guitar Amp.

Postby (paologregorio) » Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:38 pm

scott_s wrote:
paologregorio wrote:I just turned my TR25 amp upside down, and discovered the amp has an extension speaker jack, additional to the footswitch jack, which I knew about.

Does anyone know what ohm speaker is correct to connect to the amp?


The schematic is a little blurry, but appears to say 16 ohms when I zoom way in: http://www.rickenbacker.com/pdfs/19341.pdf



Thanks, Scott! Much appreciated. Interesting; I could replae the speaker with another I have on hand.

I wonder if the extension cabinet speaker would be 16 ohms as well?

Does anyone here own a Rickenbacker extension speaker cabinet? I've only seen the older type speaker cabinets, with the blue-silvery-gray tolex at RIC, I think.

Rick amps are quirky; there's a footswitch jack for the reverb/tremolo, but no one I've asked who has the same or similar Rick amps has a foot switch. When I asked, John Hall confirmed a Fender two-button reverb/tremolo footswitch would work, so I use one of those ... the same footswitch also works on my Ampeg Reverbojet. :lol:
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