Sales (Updated - 30th April 2021)

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

1959 Westminster All Valve Amp Model 10/T

It’s hard to describe the unique sound that Watkins amps have when fully refurb'd, and this one shows its colours magnificently.
The Tremolo is out of this world in terms of range and sound and comes complete with an original Watkins foot switch.
A large majority of Watkins amps exhibit component values far away from their intended design values (HUNTS in particular) and these have all been replaced with high quality items including the multi-filter capacitor.
The valve compliment consist of:
2 x ECL82 Output valves – Mullard originals
1 x ECC83 Preamp Valve – Mullard original
1 x EZ80 Rectifier Valve – Mullard original
Speaker is its original ELAC ALNICO in brilliant condition.
All in all this is one for a studio / small venue and can only increased in popularity with guitarists.
VERY COLLECTABLE CONDITION.

SOLD
Fender

1989 Squier Bullet Strat Electric Guitar

This is one of the collectable "E Series" guitars that has been completely servied and is in tiptop condition. Made in Korea.

Restrung with Slinky 11s

Has the usual few dings, but nothing serious.

Comes in a brand new Fender Gigbag.

SOLD
Ibanez

1980 Artist100 Electric Guitar

What a stunning axe this is. Made in Japan and its quality ouzes out.

Restrung with Slinky 11s and sporting a superb low action.

Everything functions as it should

Has the usual dings and chips that have acrued over its 40-years of life, but nothing serious.

Comes with its original hard case

£775
Burns of London

Orbit Three Reverb 3 x 10 Combo Amplifier

This was the top model in the Solid-State Orbit range, having an additional Reverb Dimension control on Channel One. The Reverb is a full-sized double spring, mounted in a Hammond tray.
Manufactured around 1963, Burns considered this to be a VOX AC30 killer due to its lighter weight and doubling of power to 60 watts.
This 2-channel amplifier also comes with an awesome sounding Tremolo with controls for Intensity and Speed.
Both Tremolo and Reverb are switchable via an attractive looking multi-foot button switch box.
Channel One’s Bass control is via a 6-way Selector switch that gives a large number of different sounds.
Channel Two has normal Bass and Treble controls together with a Volume control.
The 10″ speakers are the highly desirable Elac ANILCO speakers!
On the back there is a switch marked Studio / Boost; in Boost mode you have all the power in the world.
It has a very low Serial Number: 363
Voltage Selector: Switchable for 230VAC and 115 VAC
Internally and externally it looks very original, including the transformers. However, over the years minor service component changes i.e. caps, resistors, etc,. have been made. Therefore, since it is well over 50 years old and this is a private offer, I give no guarantee as to its longevity.

This is a Collection Only sale, there is absolutely no way I will post such a piece of vintage instrumentation.

£375
Watkins

2-Head All Valve SHADOW

Unlike the Mk2 it has only two replay heads, these are switchable via 2 switches.

There are 2 x ECC83 valves that drive this Copicat.

It’s been serviced with the voltage selector connections for 110 and 200 VAC disconnected, but easily reinstated if so desired. It is also fitted with an earthed mains cable for electrical safety and is ready to rock.

A new Watkins WEM tape loop is also present.

SOLD
Watkins

Copicat Mark 1 late 1950s

This is yet another one of the last Mk1’s before the well-known Mk2’s came into existence with push-button selectors and Gain controls.
Many informative sites on the web state that these Mk1’s were only produced in their 100’s and from the absence of seeing them for sale tends to back-up those statements
It has had an extensive refurb from the electronics side of things, which of course unless you just want to look at it, must be done for safety’s sake. It now has the 3 cable mains with Earth.
The faceplate, considering the age, is in superb condition as can be seen.
All 3 valves are original Mullards (2xECC83+ECC81) with aluminium shrouds and clamps.
The heads still look in excellent shape and have had a clean together with an applied magnetic degauss. It has a new tape fitted to-boot!
The selector switch gives 3 variants of echo, which, by turning up the Sustain causes warp speed sound to become apparent.
Controls are On/Off/ECHO – SUSTAIN – EFFECTS OFF, 1, 2, 3. There are inputs for Microphone and Instrument.
There is an original Watkins foot switch that came with it.
The cabinet is its original one (always can tell the Mk1 and very early Mk2 by the small lid internal hinges) and would look really brilliant if given a caring clean. Both plastic vents are original and still in place, which can be somewhat of a rarity in these Copicats!!
Ideal for a collector getting all the Copicat variants.

SOLD
Simms-Watts

ECHO Dek Analog

The OEM country for all of these Solid-State Analogue Echo units is Japan, the word JAPAN being stamped on the chrome end covers of the carrying handle, which is a first for me!

These were designed to use a Sony endless-loop cassette, but these are now like hen’s teeth being totally obsolete. With this in mind I have modified the unit to accept standard Watkins / WEM Copicat tape-loops as the images show. This involved fitting a Watkins Copicat sprung arm mechanism.

In addition, and for safeties sake I have added an Earthing point with a 3-core power cable terminating in a Male IEEE plug end, again shown in the images.

Having an excellent set of magnetic heads, showing minimal wear, all were given a clean and de-magnetised. A number of the electrolytics showed poor ESR reading and therefore all were replaced. A new flat drive belt has been fitted to the unit also.

IMHO the unit now functions as good as a new one would.

It has provision for two inputs. And controls for “ECHO” and “REPEAT”.

It even has a VU Meter to set the volume inputs.

It is important to note the way the tape runs when you set it up by referring to the photo (particularly towards the right and the final head where it loops over (and not under) a post.

With a cabinet that has avoided the usual damage over the years, this unit is a gem for continued usage in say a studio or even home use.

SOLD
Laney

GC-30V / VC-30 Valve Combo Amp 1 x 12

1990’s Laney GC-30V / VC-30 Valve Reverb Guitar Combo Amp 1 x 12.

This is one of the earlier GC-30V Laney’s that were built using the newer valve technology of the VC-30 rather than pure Solid-State and what an amp this has turned out to be.
It sports 4 x EL84 output valves and 3 ECC83 Preamp Valves. They all tested okay in a valve tester.
The loudspeaker is a classic from the past being an H-H 12” capable of handling 50Watts at 8 Ohms.
Fully serviced with all 8 control panel potentiometers and 2 rocker switches (Channel Switching and Normal/Bright) being replaced with brand new ones.
Control Panel Functions include:

  • 2-Channels: Clean and Drive
  • High and Low Input Sockets
  • Normal / Bright Switching
  • Channel Switching
  • Tone Controls for Treble, Middle and Bass
  • Reverb (Analogue)
  • Effects Level Mixing

Rear Panel Functions include:

  • Optional Dual Foot Switch for Reverb and Channel switching
  • Effects Loop Send / Return
  • Internal / External Switch for loudspeaker output.

This amp is definitely one to have in your collection.

£395
Sound City

50W Plus Mark 4 Valve Head

This is an early one from its serial number 1811 and has been through a thorough full maintenance and service, thus ensuring an amp that is ready to go.
These amps have an Active Tone function, which means the Volume controls on their own will not produce any output unless the Tone controls are turned up to whatever desired setting of Bass, Middle and Treble is required.
There is a switch on the back for Sensitivity – This will select either a normal or gain output enhancement to the exiting Normal and Brilliant Channels having 2 x Input Sockets per Channel.
The 5 Diodes, which make up the Bridge Rectifier (4 off) and Bias have all been replaced.
Internally the 3 Trim Pots (2 x Bias + 1 x Sensitivity) have all be replaced along with any suspect component.
All filter and electrolytic capacitors have been replaced and a full complement of new JJ preamp valves (ECC83s) along with a balanced triode Phase Invertor valve (ECC81) has been fitted.
The output valves, which, once upon a time were a balanced pair of EL34s, tested A-Ok on a tester and remain in place with their Bias’ both being set to a mid 35mA having a Plate Voltage of 440VDC.
For purely safety reasons the mains voltage selector wires have all been tied back apart from the 245VAC for use in the UK.
The cabinet is in excellent condition and to top it all, it still has it original plastic protective cover – these just DON’T exist anymore!!!
Definitely a classic amp that is getting rarer by the month.                                                                                                             

£535
Gretsch

Left Hand Model 5420LH

2014 Gretsch Model 5420 LH - Electromatic Hollow Body in Orange Stain + Hard Case

This guitar was made in Korea at the Samick/SPG facility in July 2014.

It is totally MINT even to the extent of having the plastic protector wrap on the scratch plate.
SOLD
Watkins / WEM

Copicat Second Series Mk 4 Mk IV

Looking mostly original and in tiptop working order; These, like this one are one of the best sounding full-range effects Copicats from the Solid -State arena.

The all-important EARTHING mod has been done and the external connections are as follows:
Male Jack Plug (Marked S) – For connection to Footswitch (not supplied).
Male Jack Plug (Marked A) – For connection into amplifier.

Case has seen some action, but is in reasonable condition for year.

SOLD