Sales (Updated - 23rd May 2020)

If you are interested in contacting me on any of the below items, please phone 07846 824 826 or email me by clicking here e-mail me. This is not necessarily the most up-to-date listing so it is always worth a call just to see what is coming up. All my For Sale items will have been through my workshop (unless stated as being Spares or Repair) and can be tried out to your hearts content. I can supply interested parties images of most listings shown below.

Always open to a REASONABLE OFFER on MOSTof the below.

I also have numerous Watkins WEM Copicats, which are due to be refurbed, if you are after a particular model, be it Valve or SolidState, let me know since I will re-prioritise the work schedule.

If you have any musical instruments for sale, I am always interested in hearing about them with a possible view to purchase, even the broken ones, which I particularly like. P/X is always an option.

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brand item description
price
Watkins / WEM 1960's WEM Control HR30 - 30W Valve Amp Head

This is one of the RARE amplifiers to come out of the Watkins stable and is rarely seen in the marketplace. This one has been meticulously serviced with any suspect components being replaced, which included all the electrolytics.

This is a fantastic valve head with Presence, Tremolo, Vibrato, Hi Lo and Off settings that give a great variety of sound options.
The valves have all been tested on a valve tester and are in excellent condition.

The ECC83s are all vintage Mullards’, the EL84s are a mix of vintage makes and ideally could be replaced with a quad matched set; however, since each EL84 has its own bypass cathode resistor it isn't too critical to have well matched sets, unlike when multiple cathodes share a single resistor.  

Here is a potted description:

Company: WEM Watkins Electric Music Ltd London
Era: 1960s
Type: Control HR30
30 Watt, full valve guitar amplifier head with four mixable inputs: microphone, bass guitar, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
Push switches give the following effects: Presence, Vibrato, Hi-Lo, Tremolo and Off
The amplifier is loaded with 6 x ECC83 and 4 x EL84.

£575

Fender

'80s Super 60 All Valve 1x12 Guitar Amp Combo

This is a dual voltage model having a 120VAC / 240VAC selector on the rear panel.
It has had a complete service with 5 of the 8 pots being replaced along with both input jack sockets (a known Achilles heel of Fender’s). Since it was knob less when I acquired it I have used non-Fender knobs as replacements due to the horrendous price they now want for the originals.
IMPORTANT: It has had the recommended Fender Bias Adjustment added, which allows for the Bias to be set correctly when changing to a new set of output valves (very important and worth checking this fact BEFORE buying any Super 60 amp).
A BRAND-NEW MATCHED PAIR JJ 6L6GC valves are fitted and biased up to the correct Plate VDC vs. mA setting. All the preamp / P.I. valves register good on my valve tester.
Comes with a black vinyl protective cover (not shown).
These are very rarely seen, and any try out, most welcome to accommodate.

SOLD
Watkins

'60's Rapier 33

The very first Rapiers suffered from a built-in neck with no adjustment or a bolt-on neck again with no truss rod adjustment. Of course, latter models had this feature built-in.

This one has had a brand-new adjustable neck fitted, giving it the ability of a very low action.

The Bridge has been replaced also with a more modern version.

All the electrics are original and fully functional.

There is NO tremolo arm.

Brand new set of strings fitted being Slinky 10s.

Fair condition for its age and a lot more playable than some due to the new neck.

SOLD
SELMER

1950/60 Rotary Selector-Tone Truvoice

Many hours have been spent bringing this Selmer back to as near as possible its original condition.

The cabinet has been sympathetically recovered in as near to the red and cream (commonly called the Blood and Custard era) as originally sourced. The non-existent carrying handle has been replaced with a high-quality leather cream one that gels well with the covering. The speaker cloth has been left since there is nothing near to it as a replacement. The speaker is not original and shows signs of tiredness, which ideally would merit replacing in the future.

Internally all the valves have passed good on a valve tester and any components showing any signs of fatigue have been replaced.

This Rotary Selector-Tone produces a warm 15 watts with Tremolo and consists of a valve compliment being EF86 (2), ECC83 (2), EL84 (2) & EZ81 (1).

Its size is 19" x 21.1/2" x 10", with the control panel inset into the top of the amp and having 4 inputs and no less than 7 control knobs giving volume and tone on both channels, tremolo speed & depth, a pre-set range of switchable tone options – Rotary Control / Contra Bass / Bass / Medium / Treble / High Treble. To finish off there is a large pilot light.

A 3rd party foot-switch is included, which plugs into the back panel. Alternatively, if not used, there has been a mod done from many moons ago with an On/Off tremolo micro-switch immediately below the pilot light.

This is one beautiful amp and although not for the fastidious collector (due to its non-originality) it would make a stunning addition to any guitarists home or studio and is ideal for small venue work.

£695
Marshall

Class 5 Mini Bluesbreaker all valve Combo Amp

This is Marshall's Class 5, a five-watt, class A, all-valve combo that sings simplicity, tone and portability as its three-part battle song. It has been thoroughly checked out and serviced making it ready to go.

SOLD
Fender

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Combo Guitar Amp in Tweed 1x12

As the saying goes “Classic Fender Clean Tones with Classic Vintage Look” and this certainly does itself proud being in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.

Fitted with a brand-new set of 6L6 GT Valves set to Fender’s recommended 60mV bias setting and having a fully tested set of 12AX7s preamp valves makes this one nice sounding amp.

Totally awesome condition and not a scratch or tear on it.

This is what Fender say about it……………

“Accordingly, the Reissue Blues Deluxe sends 40 watts of juice into a single 12" Special Design Eminence speaker, fueled by two 6L6 output tubes and three 12AX7 preamp tubes. Its two channels, normal (with bright switch) and drive, are voiced for classic blues, country and rock; other features include Fender spring reverb, an effects loop and two-button channel footswitch. The great look includes tweed covering, chicken head pointer knobs and a chrome control panel.”

This does NOT have the 2-channel footswitch, but everything else is there.

  • Model Name - Reissue Blues Deluxe
  • Type - All Tube Preamp and Power Amp
  • Output - 40 Watts
  • Speakers - 1x12 Special Design Eminence 8 ohm, 50 watt Speaker
  • Channels - Dual Selectable Channels (Vintage and Drive)
  • Covering - Genuine Tweed covering
SOLD
Marshall 9001 All Valve Preamp Item 2

This was one of 4 models in the Marshall 9000 range of rackmountable units. It represented the Preamp stage for any of the other 3 Marshall power amps (9005, 9060 and 9040). These are becoming very rare and collectable items. This has been through a service and is ready to go. It is a 1U rackmountable unit consisting of the following: - 3CH (Clean / Crunch / Lead) - Preamp tubes, 3 x 12AX7 tubes - Cabinet emulation switch for direct recording applications - Very easy to plug in effects loop - Optional footswitch control (footswitch not included) - Level control - 5-Band EQ - Selectable FX Loop function

£125