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Vox AC30TB with chrome stand, England 1970's

Vox AC30TB

Amazingly clean example of the classic English amplifier.  Bought used in the early 80's and has been with the same owner ever since.   Hardly a mark on it.  Very rare chrome stand and also  original cover.  Missing the vib/trm knob (I'm working on it!).

VOX AC30C2-TV. China £700

VOX AC30C2-TV

Pristine condition.  VOX said:  The AC30 could be seen as one of the four primordial guitar amplifiers. Its sound formed the basis of the British Invasion, which included bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. Of course, the AC30 isn't just a blast from the past; it offers bright cleans and creamy, crunchy overdrives that are still cherished by guitarists the world over. The combination of two 12-inch Celestion G12M Greenback speakers and an amp section with three 12AX7 preamp tubes with four EL84 power amps is practically unbeatable.

The design of the AC30C2-TV-BC pays homage to the VOX amps that commanded stages around the world in the sixties. It features an elegant two-tone blue and grey covering, divided by a sleek golden stripe in the retro TV style. Every detail of the original amplifiers has been carefully studied and replicated, resulting in a modern amp that really looks and sounds like a vintage amp. Just like the AC30, this amp is also equipped with a Top Boost channel, as well as reverb and tremolo effects.

Fender '59 Bassman LTD, USA £1100

Fender Bassman LTD

New condition.  Fender say:  In early 1952, the Fender Bassman amplified a great new invention - the Fender Precision Bass guitar. At 50 watts, it competed easily with the common instrumentation of the day: horns, piano, small drum kit, and maybe even an electric guitar through a new 10-watt amp. Through the '60s and '70s, the original all-tube tweed 4x10" Bassman was popular with rock, country and blues guitarists as a reliably great-sounding and easy-to-use guitar amp. In the '90s, Fender released an affordable '59 Bassman reissue amplifier to great acclaim. Many guitarists, tired of experimenting with preamps, equalizers and effects racks, rediscovered the simple pleasure of plugging into a Fender tube amp. The reissue Bassman's wide stage coverage, touch-sensitive dynamics and full-frequency swirl make it perfect for building great tone with almost any guitar or effect, and it remains a staple of the Fender guitar amp line to this day.

Mesa Boogie Studio Caliber .22+, USA 1980's  £550

Mesa Boogie Studio

Good condition, great tones.    The Studio .22 is one of the Caliber series of amps introduced in the mid 1980s. It is a footswitchable dual mode (rhythm/lead) single-channel amp with reverb and  graphic EQ, using five 12AX7s and a pair of EL84s.

Musicman 112RD65, USA 1980's £750

Musicman 112RD65

Good condition,  complete with the original two-button footswitch. Info from web:  Launched in 1975, Music Man was founded by former Fender Plant Manager Forrest White, former Fender Sales Rep Tom Walker, and Leo Fender himself, with their very first product being an amplifier known as the "Sixty Five". Being a hybrid affair, this amp matches a solid state preamp to an all tube power section, in this case EL-34s, providing plenty of headroom, with the warmth and fullness of a tube power section that can get as gritty as you want when the tubes are cooking! Making that easier, the amp features a Hi/Lo power switch, which actually works differently than most in that it's not a 1/2 power switch, but rather a control for how much plate voltage the power tubes see, giving you control over the clean headroom where "Lo" is similar to a typical amp, and "Hi" sends a colder bias to the tubes. Tonally, this amp is very much in Fender territory with bold, sparkly cleans and dynamic grit. A later iteration of the Sixty-Five platform, this "RD" variant features onboard Reverb and Distortion.

Fender Mustang V, £350

Fender Mustang V

As new, with 4 button footswitch (not pictured).   150 watt head and 4 by 12" cab.   Read a review here

Bose L1 Compact Line Array PA system, £400

Bose L1 Compact

Excellent condition with padded gig bags. Bose Spatial Dispersion; loudspeaker technology delivers sound evenly across the stage and throughout the audience-even to the extreme sides.  Two ToneMatch channels with fixed presets for a handheld microphone and an acoustic guitar.  Integrated bass speaker in power stand.  Two setup positions: collapsed for smaller spaces or extended for larger ones

Fender Deluxe 90 DSP, Mexico £150

Fender Deluxe 90 DSP

Excellent condtion.  This was purchased in the USA so you'll need the supplied stepup/down transformer to use it with UK 240 voltage.   

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