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  • Fender 1959 High Power Tweed Twin (Pre-Owned) Joe Satriani Private Collection 

    This is a very rare and highly coveted 1959 Fender "High Power" Tweed Twin amplifier with some incredible Rock and Roll history.

    In 1958 Leo Fender introduced the 85-watt 5F8-A circuit. The 5F8-A Twin became known as the “High Power” Twin and is regarded as one of Leo’s finest achievements and the most collectable standard production Fender amplifier ever made.

    The Rolling Stones own several and Joe Bonamassa used his to design his signature amp. Bonamassa was quoted in a press release: "The king of amps, It is one of the greatest amplifiers ever built, if not the greatest amplifier ever built.”

    Originally owned by Pierre de Beauport (The Rolling Stones instrument curator, collector, inventory manager). The amplifier was one of Keith Richards’ favorites and was used by him on tour.

    When Joe Satariani purchased this amplifier from Pierre, the amp had the original speakers Keith used (50 watt Celestion’s), Joe had them changed to Jenson’s. The original speakers as used by Keith on tour will be included. A custom cover Joe had made will also be included.

    Joe Satriani recorded with this amplifier for the song “Lies and Truths” from the album ‘Unstoppable Momentum’ as well as Chickenfoot’s “Different Devil” from the album ‘Chickenfoot III’. Steve Vai heard Joe’s recordings and asked to borrow the amplifier. Steve recorded many tracks from his ‘Modern Primitive’ album specifically all guitars on the song “Dark Matter”.

    Before returning the amplifier to Joe, Steve had his tech, Stretch Schoonraad at Valley Sound; recap the amplifier giving it a clean bill of health. The handle was replaced as well as proper grounding done. Pierre added chassis reinforcement screws as necessary due to the rigorous touring this amplifier has seen while on the road.

    *** This is a professionally used and maintained artist-owned vintage amplifier and is not being claimed at 100% all original as noted by above changes. It will come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Joe Satriani. ***

    Freight quotes published here are estimated. If you’d like this item shipped, please contact us to discuss shipping options. We bill actual freight plus packing materials, handling and insurance. 

    All sales are final.

Bananas At Large, USA  

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Bananas carries all major brands and many unique offerings. Several proprietary, only available at Bananas, items as well. New & Used. Guaranteed lowest prices, best service and dedicated to giving back to the music community. 

Since 1974 Bananas At Large has specialized in equipment that is used in the production of music, audio and video. Starting from our origins, we're a complete Fretted Instrument Shop, with a wide selection of electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, banjos, resonators, mandolins and more. We're also noted as one of the leading outlets for Keyboard and Recording equipment on the West Coast, with nearly every major product line represented (and quite a few esoteric ones as well.) We've established a fully-stocked Drum and Percussion department.

From Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic & Electric Basses, Amps, Acoustic & Electric Drums, Percussion, Bluegrass instruments, Mandolins, Ukuleles, Resonators, Banjos, Keyboards, Synths, Workstations & Digital Pianos, Professional Audio, Recording, Computer Interfaces, PA, DJ, Lighting, Microphones & accessories to a wide array of music lessons from the industry’s top teachers, in house instrument repairs, equipment rentals and sound system/studio design and installation…. Bananas is your most complete music store.

Bananas also has one of the worlds largest and most unique selection of effect pedals including several proprietary brands and models not found anywhere else. Bananas works directly with manufacturers like Fender, Audio Technica, Yamaha, Vox, Marshall, Toadworks, Sabian, and more to hand select or design and create products just for you.
Our retail store also offers a wide range of used instruments and audio equipment as well as consignments, along with a full Rental Department for sound systems, amps, keyboards and related gear.While “big chain” stores are dropping lines and restricting choices, we’ve expanded our brands and models. We help you find an original voice instead of selling you the same old stuff! We’re the cure for the common corporate music store.

Bananas At Large has locations in San Rafael, CA and Santa Rosa, CA to better server our local music community!
Service, Knowledge and FunWe believe there can be a bridge between what a music store used to be and what it needs to be today. Music stores used to be a fun place to hang out, get to know your community, share ideas, create musical connections… Have Fun. Somewhere along the line he industry changed. It became about commercial competitive commerce only. With the one of the lowest turnover ratings in our industry, our staff of professional working musicians will always be here to help you on your creative path. Our goal is to ensure you have a fun time, learning, experiencing new ideas and products all the while giving you the best value. Your support of Bananas helps keep local musicians employed and support their families. Bananas offers the most comprehensive benefits package in the industry. We know and understand, our best asset is our Bananas Family of employees. Community Action ProgramBananas At Large has been in business in the Bay Area since 1974! We’ve been involved with our local music community since the beginning... Hosting clinics, workshops, and live performances, helping promote music and arts education, donating time, funds, and equipment to local organizations... We love to give back to our community!

Bananas at Large donates over $100,000 a year in goods, services and money to local schools and music making non-profit programs. Programs like Little Kids Rock, Music in Schools Today, Supportmusic.com, Young Performers Int’l, Bread & Roses, Blue Bear School of Music, Women’s Audio Mission and many more.
Bananas represents you and your kids! Every year our fearless leader Alan Rosen flies into Washington DC and heads up to Sacramento to lobby and fight for Music & Arts as core curriculum in our schools. He advocates not only for funding but that the funding makes it way all the way down to the school levels for the purpose it was intended for.
Bananas also supports non-music programs like Relay for Life Cancer Walk, American Cancer Society, Camp Chance for abused, homeless and neglected kids, Veterans Benefits 
Bananas supports local live music such as sponsoring the Open Mic Blues Jam at Peri’s every month. Bananas supports reading programs, local theater and film programs as well.
Local Music LessonsWhether you're picking up an instrument for the first time or you're a veteran looking to broaden your skill set, Bananas At Large is the perfect place to find a music instructor to fit your needs.

Why Choose Bananas? You won’t spend more, but your money goes farther!

Any new item (other than as noted below) purchased from Bananas at Large may be returned within 14 days of the invoice date, for a full refund, exchange or credit. All Pre-Owned Products may be returned in 48 hours. All Consignment, Clearance, “additional mark down”, additionally discounted, “blow out”, “door buster” or otherwise identified as on sale are all sales final.

For online orders, the above return policy begins on the day the items were delivered. We must receive an active tracking number within the specified time.

The following items may not be returned:

  • Consumable items such as (but not limited to) strings, picks, drum sticks, drum heads, phono cartridges and replacement speakers.
  • Any item that is worn on the body or is blown into, such as (but not limited to) earplugs, wind controllers or harmonicas.
  • Computer software, items that can be copied and copyrighted material such as (but not limited to) books, videos and CD’s.
  • Installed items such as (but not limited to) guitar pickups, drum heads, headphone parts and other installed parts.
  • If you agree to back order or special order a product, you agree that order may not be canceled unless approved by Bananas. Special order items may be returned if defective for exchange. You will be notified what items qualify as special order status.

Return Condition: Items presented for return must be considered in the same condition it was sold in. All packaging must be present and like new. All manuals, parts, accessories must be present, properly packaged in its individual packaging if there originally. No scratches, scuffs, bent or damaged items. If we can’t put it back on the floor as new, it can’t be returned for full value.

Other Things You Need to Know about Returns:

Shipping and/or handling charges are not refundable. It is your responsibility to pay return shipping and to fully insure the unit(s) you are returning. Also, it is your responsibility to cover shipping charges for sending the item to you. If you are quoted free shipping and return the item, you will be required to cover the actual shipping costs incurred by your order. Items that are returned must be in the original packaging, with all accessories and paperwork included in the original shipment, such as owner's manual(s) and warranty card. Items must be free from signs of use or wear, and both warranty card and manual(s) must not have any writing in them. If your order was shipped to you in outer packaging it must be returned in that packaging as well as the inner box or boxes. Returned items that do not arrive in the condition described above may subject to a repackaging charge, plus the cost of replacing missing, soiled, worn or marked-on items up to 50% of the purchase price or may be denied a return all together. Obvious signs of use that reduce the value of a returned unit will be subject to additional charges based on how much we need to mark down the unit to make it sellable.

How Refunds are Processed:

No Cash Refunds over $30. All refunds of Cash transactions over $30 are issued by Company check and mailed within 3-5 days, upon approved return. Charges made to a credit card will be refunded, less freight, handling and any reconditioning charges, to the same credit card. Payments made by check will be refunded with a check, after sufficient time has passed for your original check to completely clear through the banking system. Note: All returns and refunds are at the discretion of Bananas at Large management. Damaged, obviously used items or abuse of the return privileges may be grounds for a refusal of refunds or returns. We will not facilitate free rentals via our return policy. Prices and Specifications are Subject to Change Bananas at Large always strives for accuracy in the information and pricing we present. However, we are not responsible for typographical errors, incorrect specifications furnished by manufacturers, or for price changes. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Our International Sales Policy: 

Bananas Is Not Repsonisbile for Tarrifs, Duties, Taxes and Customs fees. While we will ship the product fully insured, Bananas’s responibility ends when the product leaves USA. You will need to work with the shipping provider on any issues. 
Due to international issues, no refunds, no returns. All Sales Final. Currency Conversion Fee is 4%

 

Online Returns:
In order to return a product, Request a Return Authorization Number (RA Number). To request a Return Authorization Number (RA Number), please email info@bananas.com with your full name, order number, item that you are returning, and what type of return you would like us to process - either exchange for the same item, exchange for another item, or return for refund. In addition, if you can include the reason for your return, and any other comments, that would be appreciated.
Once we process your RA request, we will send you a Return Authorization Number, and instructions on how to return the item. 

 
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