GAS has struck so I'm putting out feelers to see if anyone is interested in my Handbox R-400.
Hand built amp with a 3 valve preamp and class A/B power. 400 watts @ 4ohms. You can get a great range of tones from this using the eq section and contour. The DI out sounds lovely. This amp doesn't have the extra lights at the front. It has a few scuffs and a couple of cosmetic chips on the case and front from my use that I've pictured, but is in perfect working order. Serviced last year by David Lunt in Stockport.
9.8kg on the bathroom scales
I'm the 3rd owner. This is an earlier model that was sent as a trial amp to a Basschat member, then sold to @TPJ who sold it to me.
Collection from Sale, South Manchester much preferred, or I can ship at cost when I get a suitable box.
Here's @wateroftyne's review of these amps:
And here's this particular one in action with my band:
Rebellious, uncompromising and cool as f***, James Dean and the car he nicknamed the Little Bastard are the inspiration for this iconic, all-tube mini bass amp head. Rated at 30-Watts, the Little Bastard won't rip your head off, but its EL84-equipped power section is more than capable enough for small gigs. And, of course, it won't put your back out on the way. The Little Bastard preamp stage employs ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and features High and Low gain inputs, front panel-mounted Effects Send and Return, rotary Bass, Middle and Treble controls with Mid Shift, Bass Shift and Bright switching, Mute switch, rotary Volume control and balanced DI output. The Little Bastard head partners perfectly with a range of Ashdown LB cabinets.
Power Output 30W
Power Handling 30Hz - 16kHz
Speaker Outputs 2 x Jack sockets
High Instrument Input 450mV
Low Instrument Input 150mV
DI Output Line Level 1k
Minimum Impedance 4 Ohm
EQ Passive Bass, Middle and Treble
Effects Send Valve driven Instrument level
Effects Return Valve Recovered
Pre-amp Tubes 1 x ECC83 1 x ECC82
Output Tubes 4 x EL84
H x W x D (mm) 218 x 407 x 260
Weight (kg) 11
Comes complete with robust flight case.
Still have origional box.
Marks as pictured.
Fully working order.
Sold as seen.
Deal with matching LB-112 Cab: £650
Deal with matching LB-212 Cab: £700
Deal with matching LB112 & LB-212 Cab: £850
Lovely all valve Orange up for sale.
I've owned and used this for a few months at band rehearsal but I'm moving it on since picking up a Traynor Yba-300 which I prefer. I sold another one of these last year. Yes, I had two.
Cosmetically the amp is in good condition, there's a couple of small nicks in the tolex which I've tried to picture but as you know that's quite difficult.
Valves sound very good and deliver ample power, I'm not certain how old the valves are but there's still plenty of life in them - no pops or odd noises. Pots are smooth without crackle.
There's a two smart covers included: one Orange and one Roqsolid. The Roqsolid fits over the Orange one quite tidily.
Somewhat sad about moving this on as I really do like the sound however I can't justify owning two valve behemoths. I'll definitely miss the excellent valve saturation you get at higher volume, which the Orange delivers in spades.
Will not ship, simply too heavy and fragile at 26kg. You can come round and try this through my cabs if you like. I am in Leicester. I will drive reasonable distances to meet.
Offers considered, no trades though thanks, too much gear already.
Thanks for looking,
Picked this up in a trade a few months ago on here. It's lovely but overkill for me power wise so I'm looking to move it on. Also the fact I've accumulated 4 micro heads in the last 6 months means something's got to give 😋.
Great overall condition and everything works as it should.
Blendable SS/tube pre with usual MB 4 band EQ and VLE/VPF filters.
800w @ 4ohms, 500 w @ 8ohms
Price includes UK shipping.
Handmade valve preamp
Gain, Bass, Treble, Output controls
Switchable line in/out instrument in/out
Great for live use and recording.
I’ve been using it to warm up the sound of my solid state amp and for bits of recording.
Have just bought an amp with a valve preamp and don’t use it enough to justify keeping.
Comes with Dickinson canvas carry case