Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by antosimoni » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:26 am

can you please share more infos about (new products, how to get modded, a website etc) ??
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by Grosh_Guitars » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:01 am

antosimoni wrote:can you please share more infos about (new products, how to get modded, a website etc) ??
He doesn't have a website. you can email him and send your amp to be modded.

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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by Maverick » Tue May 11, 2010 9:11 pm

While aware of the story about the infamous "amps", I wanted to venture into finding "the" amp without throwing down Big Clams for one!

Over the past few years I have been looking for "that" amp that sounded like the tone in my mind, so with I guess just pure luck I found a guy that sold me this marshall 1959 RI I think early 90s, and he told me this amp was from a handful of re-issues that were modified for a session guitar player in 1997 in the LA area.

He told me that this amp is what I am looking for! I plugged into this thing and at a very low volume I could tell this was "the amp" before ever cranking it up, after further inspection I found the amp to contain 6550 power tubes and miss-matched pre-amp tubes, I don't even think the amp had even had the back removed from 97 until I got it!

High gain but with tons of definition and clarity that marshall are known for is all in this amp, I can't stop playing it (Oh yeah I had to type this post)!
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by Grosh_Guitars » Tue May 11, 2010 9:28 pm

Maverick wrote:While aware of the story about the infamous "amps", I wanted to venture into finding "the" amp without throwing down Big Clams for one!

Over the past few years I have been looking for "that" amp that sounded like the tone in my mind, so with I guess just pure luck I found a guy that sold me this marshall 1959 RI I think early 90s, and he told me this amp was from a handful of re-issues that were modified for a session guitar player in 1997 in the LA area.

He told me that this amp is what I am looking for! I plugged into this thing and at a very low volume I could tell this was "the amp" before ever cranking it up, after further inspection I found the amp to contain 6550 power tubes and miss-matched pre-amp tubes, I don't even think the amp had even had the back removed from 97 until I got it!


Was it modified by Frank? If so then open her up and post pictures please.

High gain but with tons of definition and clarity that marshall are known for is all in this amp, I can't stop playing it (Oh yeah I had to type this post)!
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by StuntDouble » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:59 am

Bobby,

What's the word man; did Frank mod an amp for you...how does it sound? :D

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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by Grosh_Guitars » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:38 am

StuntDouble wrote:Bobby,

What's the word man; did Frank mod an amp for you...how does it sound? :D
He modded 3 amps for me in the mid 80's and they sounded great! Nothing recently.
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Post by sksac » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:01 pm

I hate to bring back such an old thread, especially on my first post, but anybody else have clips on the mods done by Levi?

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Post by czerpa » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:04 pm

sksac wrote:I hate to bring back such an old thread, especially on my first post, but anybody else have clips on the mods done by Levi?
Hi there...I just got a jcm 800 50 watt (1982) combo I sent him in Oct/Nov to be modded and have to say I'm not happy at all with the mod. It sounded better as an original jcm 800. He's going back to look at the pictures and see what may be wrong...

I'll try to post clips later on....

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Post by ClubA » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:51 pm

frank levi is in long island city new york working at rocket rehearsal as there repairman his number is 347 583 5121 he is taking orders also leave him message at rocketnyc@gmail.com

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Post by slashl33t » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:22 pm

Or franklevidesigns@gmail.com if you dont wanna go through a middle man :wink: :rock:
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by GlennB » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:39 am

Frank did make a copy of all schematics for me but they are personal and I'm not willing to part with them at this time. I had bought SIR Marshall head #34 from Nadine's Music in Hollywood. Although we modified this head in close to the same style as we did the others, it was a unique "bastard" of it's own. Of all the JCM800's we had at SIR at the time, I liked the sound of #34 the best, so it was selected to be the next adventure. We were just having fun at the time. -Glenn Buckley

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Post by Staalhoofd » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:04 pm

Wow, Glenn Buckley posts something and nobody responds? Weird.
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by neikeel » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:10 pm

Staalhoofd wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Wow, Glenn Buckley posts something and nobody responds? Weird.
yes..........but it is 7 1/2 years after the last post in this thread so I am so past following it!
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by charveldan » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:24 pm

Frank is on Facebook. Easy to find.

https://www.facebook.com/frank.levi3
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Re: Help me find Frank Levi, the designer of the Slash AFD amp !

Post by charveldan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:45 am

Sad to report Frank Levi has passed away.
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