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  1. 1973 Ampeg B-15N - after complete mainteance: re-capped, cleaned, pots/switches preserved, tubes checked/replaced, bias set Original CTS speaker. One of the last blue-lines made! Sounds HUGE. My personal favourite B15N construction, with a thiele-type cabinet. 120V. Will ship or deliver door-to-door within EU/UK, PM me for a quote. * Would swap for a CS P-bass, maple necks, but depends on finish/look
  2. 1968 Ampeg B-15N - after complete mainteance: re-capped, cleaned, pots/switches preserved, tubes checked/replaced, bias set Original CTS speaker. Sounds HUGE. My personal favourite B15N construction, with a thiele-type cabinet. 120V. Will ship or deliver door-to-door within EU/UK, PM me for a quote. * Would swap for a CS P-bass, maple necks, but depends on finish/look
  3. boroman

    Ampeg B15

    Exactly, Paul! - the B15N is not about volume and efficiency. The sound comes from a raw designed amp and contruction of a cab with low-power rated speaker. Hope you're safe too! Nice chat to you, always, and lots of help from your side. thanks so much!
  4. boroman

    Ampeg B15

    I had like 30 B15N's in my life. Those all "official upgrade" speakers ampeg offered for B15 (JBL, Altec and EV [in the late 70s]) were "hi-fi" upgrades with extended clarity and upper frequency spectrum so that's why it may sound "thin" to your ears at first. They handled more power and they were cleaner. B15Ns preamp has broad tone control, so you can easily dial the high end back... I had them all, I love JBL and Altecs they have something special and wide in the tone (I don't care for EV's), but in the end I still prefer the square magnet CTSs and early Jensens (both sounding equally dark, farty and creamy).
  5. Poland. Could ship. Did it many times.
  6. I'm thinking.... but maybe you want some Ampeg stuff? B15N? I.m 2,5hrs drive from you.
  7. https://reverb.com/news/cites-restrictions-on-musical-instruments-could-be-coming-to-an-end
  8. I don't think so. The Chicago Music Exchange and others dropped the certificates this year and I think I saw article about it on Reverb that it's not needed anymore.
  9. I think CITIES CERT. is not needed anymore since 1st Jan 2020.
  10. Reduced: £900+shipping. Sorry, not a pound less
  11. @bassfan thanks for pointing me that I posted in a wrong place. Now it should be OK. Weight is 30kg's, you have two channels but one EQ for all. Switch for boosting high, the same for lows, 3-way midrange switch with +/- potentiometer. 100W tube power (7027As / 6L6GC or you can modify it to run 6550s), "floating" chassis suspension.
  12. For sale Ampeg V4B made in 1976. 100W all-tube head. 120V. Amp sounds great, was cleaned inside and outside, all potentiometers and switches preserved, low-emission tubes replaced for new ones (also NOS rare 6K11 tube). The same for few capacitors and off-spec resistors. As far as I remember it has three 1970s GE 7027A tubes on the power section and one Sylvania or RCA. They are matched with their specs. I love those V4Bs because you can hook almost any cab you want: 2/4/8 ohm switch, w/ two output jacks. I have few other vintage ampegs for sale, pm for details. Shipping would be around £40-100 depends on your location in EU. It could be insured for the full amount.
  13. Just *a bit* different. I think KT88 sounds better when pushed with bass to high overdrive, EL34 has the most beautiful cleans I've ever heard in a bass amp. I think putting there 6CA4/KT77 will lead you to "in between of that" in this amp.
  14. Which tubes are you using for bass? KT77s? Have you modified it for variable bias pot?
  15. Agreed! The more popular KT88 version (which was made since 1969 I think), is more HiFi, almost sub-bass and crystal clear tones. Which is also great, but If you want that raw tone, known from DR103 (Hiwatt 100)), this one is like that just a bit more clean headroom. and they made them in very low quantities, for few years only (two?)
  16. Deafinitely. No need to EQ and natural compression is there. I've recently recorded an album with just a P bass and B15N (it was a '68 straight to tape. How it sits in the mix is unbelieveable. The '68 and another '72 would be for sale too.
  17. I have always wandered if there were any differences between black and chrome pickups (early vs late). Unfortunately I haven't played those early ones
  18. Yeah. There's no other one like it! I haven't seen such a beautiful color fading ever. That;s why it caught my eye then
  19. Indeed. I just pulled it out yesterday, through the flatback '74 Ampeg SVT cab and was blown away. Not so colored like SVTs but a raw, powerful sound. Hiwatt has something special in the low end - not boomy, but full and rich with a hint of "subbass" but a bit less than KT88 version of this head - this was was very Hi-Fi!
  20. I bought this beautiful bass in USA hoping to use it for semi-acoustic shows that were planned, but the idea never came real. OK. The truth is I bought it because of the look! 🙂 Never seen another one like that. It's a '68 Gibson EB2 with rare "Sparkling Burgundy" finish that was red in the beginning but had turned over the years to gold/copper and looks absolutely stunning. (you can see real unfaded color on the back). I remember playing one like that on the Denmark Street 6-7 years ago and I really wanted to find one, but not in red and not in sunburst. It's 100% original , unmodified, with chipboard case and chrome bridge cover, just missing the pickguard - like most of them - they are shrinking over time and make the bass buzzing all over the place so I complaetely understand the point of removing it. Soundwise: Tons of low end (and almost just a low end) with the original mudbucker pickup + tons of sustain (this is not a light bass - it has center block under the bridge) + dead straight neck & low action, frets in good shape. No repairs, no cracks/structural damages. It needs a bit of tlc on the baritone switch. Crackles when engaging and buzzez (ground) when you touch it. Otherwise in "playing mode" is totally silent. Great bass, but I haven't taken it out of the case in a year... I may take some CS (+cash) or Mastebuilt P bass in trade... Let me know what do you have UK+European Union can be like £40-80, must know your postal code.
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