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  1. Marshall VBA400 valve head - 400 watts 8x6550. This is the daddy of all the tube heads out there. Smooth thick tone and all the clean headroom you could wish for. Crank the gain for sweet preamp overdrive - the nicest and warmest of any amp i've tried or crank the master and control the amp with the gain to get some power tube involvement in the overdrive. Single channel with deep and bright switch on the output, simple preamp with Fender style passive tone stack and switchable mid shape for scoop, flat and pushed mid range voice. The high headroom of the amp means that your fundamental tone doesn't fall apart when you add crunch. And the simple EQ means you can easily dial in a variety of vintage and modern sounds. I've had it about six months but have only used it a handful of times as I don't get the opportunity to use it much. The previous owner replaced all 8 power tubes with Marshall branded Svetlana 6550s 18 months prior to me buying it so it should give you years of trouble-free enjoyment. Another advantage of the big wattage is the amp can run a bit cooler than say an SVT which notoriously hammers power tubes. The previous owner had a Speakon output professionally fitted to the back panel which is a welcome addition. Have a read of the manual and reviews online - this amp has gained a great reputation as a sleeper on the market and a true SVT killer with better tube life and reliability. Pair this beast with an 8x10 for the ultimate planet destroyer rig (available for sale separately). This amp is heavy but not stupid heavy at 36 kg - but it's a 400 watt tube head, it needs to be heavy. Look at the size of the transformers in there. I can lift it up on to the 8x10 without a problem. Moving it is a two man job in the flight case though! No expense spared at any point of the amp's construction. Comes with fitted flightcase. Located in St Agnes, Cornwall but can get the amp to Bath with a bit of notice if that's more convenient. You can try it cranked up through my 8x10 (also for sale) at my rehearsal space in Redruth if you like. Shipping not an option at the moment as i don't have a box and it's super heavy in the flight case. Hit me with questions.
  2. Keen to move this one on as I've got a replacement (slightly smaller) cab. Offers considered. Shipping possible.
  3. Nicknamed The Planet Destroyer, this dreamy cab produces an extremely pleasing warm and thick tone. It's a sealed, infinite baffle cabinet with no ports, like the Ampeg fridges, which means you're just getting the pure sound of the speakers with no flappy woof. Moving it around is actually fine - you just tip it back and wheel it around - I replaced the casters with equivalent heavy duty types as the originals were shot. It's easy to get into the car too - just wheel it up to the tailgate, tip it up and slide it in. You'll need a bandmate to help you get it up the back stairs of the venue, but that would still be the case with a 4x10 and this obviously sounds twice as big!! Having speakers up at chest height is just great for monitoring too. There's something magical about the feeling of it behind you - it doesn't need to be that loud, it just moves so much air. Fall in love with the bass again!! All original speakers, GK bi-amp feature, horn attenuator. This cab is literally indestructible. Only selling as i've just got a GK Neo 412 as I fancied a change. The 8x10 is warmer and thicker but the 4x12 is just a bit smaller and lighter. I'd prefer collection from St Agnes in Cornwall but if you can arrange shipping then go for it. Shiply can be very reasonable for stuff like this. When I bought it the shipping was £50. You can even come and try it with your head at my rehearsal space.
  4. Cheers Frantic - totally agree with you. Absolute killer of an amp. Wish I could keep it but upcoming home improvements and too many bass amps are forcing sale.
  5. No love for this stupidly powerful, gorgeous sounding head @ £500? Best tube tone ever...
  6. Marshall VBA400 valve head - 400 watts 8x6550. This is the daddy of all the tube heads out there. Smooth thick tone and all the clean headroom you could wish for. Crank the gain for sweet preamp overdrive - the nicest and warmest of any amp i've tried or crank the master and control the amp with the gain to get some power tube involvement in the overdrive. Single channel with deep and bright switch on the output, simple preamp with Fender style passive tone stack and switchable mid shape for scoop, flat and pushed mid range voice. The high headroom of the amp means that your fundamental tone doesn't fall apart when you add crunch. And the simple EQ means you can easily dial in a variety of vintage and modern sounds. I've had it about six months but have only used it a handful of times as I don't get the opportunity to use it much. The previous owner replaced all 8 power tubes with Marshall branded Svetlana 6550s 18 months prior to me buying it so it should give you years of trouble-free enjoyment. Another advantage of the big wattage is the amp can run a bit cooler than say an SVT which notoriously hammers power tubes. The previous owner had a Speakon output professionally fitted to the back panel which is a welcome addition. Have a read of the manual and reviews online - this amp has gained a great reputation as a sleeper on the market and a true SVT killer with better tube life and reliability. Pair this beast with an 8x10 for the ultimate planet destroyer rig (not included in the sale). This amp is heavy but not stupid heavy at 36 kg - but it's a 400 watt tube head, it needs to be heavy. Look at the size of the transformers in there. I can lift it up on to the 8x10 without a problem. Moving it is a two man job in the flight case though! No expense spared at any point of the amp's construction. Comes with fitted flightcase. Located in St Agnes, Cornwall but can get the amp to Bath with a bit of notice if that's more convenient. You can try it cranked up through my 8x10 at my rehearsal space in Redruth if you like. Shipping not an option at the moment as i don't have a box and it's super heavy in the flight case. Hit me with questions. Marshall VBA400 manual.pdf Marshall-VBA400-Bass-400W-Schematic.pdf
  7. Anyone looking for replacement 8 inch speakers for their SWR cab? Open to offers!
  8. This bass just keeps coming back again and again. It's a gorgeous example I agree but just too much money. I just missed one of these in red sparkle the other day on Gumtree (UK classifieds website) for £450. Another black one went for £525. Just a thought if you're really keen to sell it...
  9. I recently bought a SWR Henry 8x8 on Gumtree for a really good price but when i tried it at volume, i realised one of the speakers was already blown. The drivers are Celestion BG8-60 60 watt 32 ohm drivers. From the look of the cones there is a mixture of 2 variants in the cab currently - the top two and the second down on the left have slightly lighter coloured cones. The blown one is second up from the bottom on the left hand side. I used the cab once at rehearsal with my GK 700RBii but soon realised one of the speakers had gone. My aim is to raise a few quid selling the 7 remaining good speakers from the cab (which is awesome by the way) to buy 8 Eminence 8 ohm replacements and wire it series/parallel for 4 ohms. I'm selling these at £40 EACH as they're extremely rare and impossible to find as Celestion stopped making them years ago and SWR (Fender) don't have any spares. I can package them up and post at cost. If you're interested in buying multiples let me know.
  10. Immaculate condition. Works great for bass or guitar and has direct out for routing the original and effected signal to different amps. Price includes postage. Pedal has velcro stuck on bottom which is easily removed. No original box but will be well packaged.
  11. Thanks for the input - i also wondered about the Traynor/Yorkville 8x8 which is rated at 800 watts - i wonder what speakers are used in that. An internet search doesn't give any indication. There's a guy selling a used Henry 4x8 on ebay for £265 which presumably has four working drivers and that way i'd have a spare!
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