Volume set to MAX. Tested with a 3 string piezo equipped cigar box guitar.

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Comment by Cause the Blue rat on August 16, 2018 at 3:42pm

8 low cost D cells? those were the days... : ) 

Totally awesome amp! Great find. 

Comment by Derek Rose on August 14, 2018 at 9:19pm

Sounds good, nice crunch

Comment by Uncle John on August 14, 2018 at 9:49am

Ah, the troll doll was from the 1969 them. 

Comment by Danny Gordon on August 14, 2018 at 2:46am

nice sounding amp, loved the troll doll I can remember when they first came out, woops now I am telling my age

Comment by BrianQ. on August 14, 2018 at 1:11am

At least it still sounds good

Comment by Uncle John on August 13, 2018 at 8:47pm

That was a fair chunk of money in 1969.   But it sounds pretty good.  Good playing too.   Good rockabilly. 

Comment by Noisemaker59 on August 13, 2018 at 8:41pm

From the 1969 Radio Shack catalog:

Realistic Carnival 5 Guitar/PA Amplifier

 Battery Operated!    8” Speaker                                                  $29.95

Big Sound 5 Watt Amplifier!

Dual Input and Controls!

 

All solid state. Compact design for convenience on the go, in the home or dance hall, anywhere! Great for the beginning guitarist striving for that really big sound! Or for anyone else who really wants to be heard! 2 inputs for instruments and/or microphones. Independent volume control on both inputs allows mixing of high and low tones. High/low tone switch. Operates on 8 low cost “D” cells.

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