V1133A Royal Guardsman Amp w/Altec Lansing 417-8C Speakers

Altec Lansing 417-8C Loudspeaker
V1133A Royal Guardsman w/Altec Lansing 417-8C Speakers
Most guitar amplifiers built in the 50's and 60's utilized "stock" stamped frame speakers manufactured by Jensen, Oxford, Utah or Celestion. Many were clamoring for a more "premium" speaker option from Vox. In response, Thomas Organ offered an optional upgrade in certain 1968 US Vox amplifier models to either Altec Lansing or JBL speakers.

Thomas Organ offered an optional upgrade to JBL D-120F speakers in the V1133J Vox Royal Guardsman and V1143J Vox Beatle Deluxe. Thomas also offered, as a slightly more affordable option, Altec Lansing guitar speakers in the V1143A Vox Beatle Deluxe, V1133A Vox Royal Guardsman, the V1123A Vox Buckingham and the V1154A Vox Viscount amplifiers. The stamped frame speakers originally supplied with any of these models were replaced with cast frame Altec Lansing 417-C8 speakers.

The Altec equipped Royal Guardsman speaker cabinet was adorned with a nameplate that featured an image of an orchestra conductor and the brand name "Altec," similar to the logo shown above. This Altec logo was affixed to bottom center of the speaker cabinet grill.

V1133A Specifications and Features
Output Power 60 watts RMS, 120 watts peak, solid state
Channel One Two inputs, volume, bass, treble, tremolo depth,
tremolo speed and selectable reverb controls, Top Boost switch. Foot switchable "Distortion."
Channel Two Two inputs, volume, bass, treble, three position MRB Boost and selectable reverb controls.
Channel Three Two inputs, volume and Tone-X controls
Speaker(s) Two 8Ω Altec Lansing 817-8C speakers and one 15Ω Goodmans Midax mid-frequency horn
Size (Head) 9" H x 27" W x 10.5" D
Size (Speaker Cabinet) 31" H x 27" W x 11.5" D
Included Accessories cover, chrome roller stand, four button foot pedal


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