Sales (Updated - 17th May 2019)

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.

Payments via: CASH, BANK TRANSFER or PAYPAL (3% fee applied for Paypal payments)

brand item description
price
Fender

1964 BF All Valve Bass Head

The Fender Bassman is a legendary guitar amp known to both guitar and bass players.

This one has the AA864 circuit and was one of the first 1964 model Bassman amps having a low serial number (01418). The Power Transformer code also confirms this by its date of 606415, which deciphered is:-
606415 in a Blackface era Fender amp (1960ís), would be Schumacher (606), manufactured in 1964 (4) in the 15th week (15).

The amp has been fully serviced with the majority of electrolytics being replaced with high quality TAD ones.

In addition, and for safety reasons over originally, both the Grounding Switch (Cap of Death) and the Mains Voltage Selector have been disconnected with a safe wiring configuration in their place. Both items have been left in place but do nothing.

The mains supply is directly wired for 240VAC (yes, some parts of the UK still have the 240VAC system rather than the modern day 230VAC). The 5 other available voltage connections (117, 200, 210, 220 and 230) have been safely sealed off and the winning bidder will get the colour wiring code from those voltages if a change is required.

The valves / tubes all tested excellent and this particular Bassman has a pair of Sovtek 5881WXTs in it. Here is an interesting fact concerning this valve/tube:-
ĒThe Sovtek 5881WXT tube is a reliable beam tetrode delivering a warm, round tone that "sweetens" any vintage or modern guitar tube amp design. Built to rigid military standards, the Sovtek 5881WXT will tolerate higher voltages than most other 6L6 tubes. This tube is commonly found relabelled by Fender and Groove Tubes to GT-6L6B. Mesa Boogie relabels them STR425.Ē

At some time prior to my ownership the output Transformer blew, this has been replaced by a Hammond 1750L 4 ohm, which is the equivalent of the Fender 125A13A O.T.

The Bias voltage has been set to Fenderís -44v after a suitable period of soaking.

Everything works as it should and in addition the head comes with the attachment clamps for use on a 2x12 Fender tilting speaker cabinet.

For transportation there is also a custom made Flight Case into which the amp fits.

A lovely piece of Fender history that will please any guitarist / bassist.

SOLD
VOX

1974 Dallas AC30 2x12 Grey ANILCO's

Awaiting Service

TBD
VOX

1996 AC15 1x12 ALL Valve Combo

This AC15TB valve amp was produced by Marshall's under contract to Vox in 1996.

It features a 15 watt class "A" power amplifier section and a single channel preamp with reverb, tremolo and "Top Boost" tone controls.

This amplifier sports a single 12" Bulldog speaker by Eminence.

In astonishing condition and I would rate it as 95% perfect.

All the valves are in tiptop condition and consist of:

5x ECC83, 2x EL84, GZ34 Rectifier

Everything internally looks very original.

The cabinet has one or two small imperfections,which are not really noticable.

The sound is awesome and these amps have a following second to none in terms of desirabilty.

Comes with its original 2-button foot switch for Reverb and Tremolo selection.

The 3 underside chassis jack sockets are for speaker, line out and foot switch.

You rarely see these amps advertised, so this might be the very collectable bargain you are looking for.

I cannot fault it in anyway.

£850
Watkins/WEM

IC400 Copicat Example Image

I have a number of differeent Copicats in different states e.g. fixed and not fixed. These include the IC400 VARIABLE SPEED Copicat, which is becoming a favoured option over other single speed variants.

£295-£425
Vox

1960's Conqueror Solid-State Amp Head

The Conqueror was the most popular of the solid state amps introduced by Vox in 1967 and delivers a stunning 30RMS watts (60+ watts peak).

They are great sounding amps with a large variety of sound variations.

This must be one of the last to be produced, since I have never seen in any of the preamp chassis' electrolytics that were not made by HUNTS, which I have had to replaced time and time again. This one however is totally void of that make and to my amazement EVERYTHING was in tiptop condition and working order.

Although I have given all the pots a good de-ox/lub spray, some still tend to be a tad scratchy and I would recommend at some time replacing these.

FEATURES:

Channel 1 - Normal / Channel 2 - Brilliant

Both have Volume, Treble and Bass controls.

Channel 1 Top Boost switch

Channel 2 MRB switch (Mid Range Boost) together with 3-position MRB Effects Selector

Vibrato Speed and Depth

Reverb (analog spring system with transducers) selectable to either channel with Reverb Blend control

Distortion - Attack / Sustain control (Channel 2 only) - Would require optional footswitch.

Speaker Output is 15 Ohms ONLY

Mains Voltages selectable from back panel: 115, 160, 205, 225, 245 VAC

The optional 3-Button footswitch will control Vibrato, Distortion and Reverb ON/OFF. This is NOT included and means that the Distortion will not kick in without one. Both Reverb and Tremolo function without the footswitch. I can make one up for an additional cost, which I would offer for the winner if requested.

NOTE: Due to current electrical regulations, the mains Bulgin plug socket has been replaced since it is not a legal way of connecting up an amp to be sold as a working item within the UK.

£495
Holland

1998 JAZZ 35w-50w All Valve Combo Amp

Comes with R.D Holland signature on innner side of top back panel. Consists of 2 x 10 Eminence 75W speakers.

This amp runs on 2 5881/6L6ís, has a 5AR4 rectifier, 3-12AX7ís and a 12AT7 for the reverb driver.

Reverb, dwell and mix controls. Full tone controls, 3 band eq and presence. She has an on/off and standby and a fuse on the front control panel.

Reverb comes with detachable foot switch.

£425
Watkins Westminster Valve Tremolo Amp Combo

This is one that the studio / home / small venue guitarists favour.

It has been Serviced with all the [horrid] Hunts caps and filters replaced; hence it comes fully functional with a Tremolo effect second to none.

The valves are all MULLARDS and the circuit (which is as originally built) is based on the Dominator 20/T build.

It has in an earlier life been painted black over the original blue. This has not been changed since it has been done carefully and looks the part.

The footswitch is now a plug-in item as to the original one was missing.

£325
Selmer Treble-n-Bass Mk3 Valve Head

Awaiting Service

TBD
Gretsch Nashville 6120 LH

Part of my Left handed guitar collection

1999 model year in beautiful condition.

This is totally mint having never been played more than a couple of times.

It comes with all the paperwork and Gretsch hardcase.

Very sorry to see it go, but genuine reason for sale.

£1,650