For sale: Eden WT405
£250 collected, or £265 couriered to UK mainland
I bought this earlier this year - and promptly ruined any chance of succeeding with the 2919 gear abstinence challenge - with a view to it being a different flavour amp from my various Ashdowns. I’ve had Eden before and decided I needed another in my life, but to be brutally honest I don’t have enough gigs to warrant four amps and, whilst this is a bloody glorious bit of gear, I prefer the Ashdown stuff. So this should go again.
It’s in good nick for its age (it has clearly been well looked after by the previous BC owners!) and comes with rack ears and a gig bag. The only things to mention are the gain clip LED never seems to light up and the bass and treble boost lights don’t work either. It has a few small superficial scratches and nicks in the chassis but nothing major at all for a 15 year old amp. Other than that it’s stonking and if I could justify keeping it purely for home use with headphone, I would, but that’s a waste of its talents.
No trades please.
For sale is my Eden WT550 as I’ve gone with an Eden combo for convenience over this which I was using with an Epifani 310 (also going up shortly).
Amazing amplifier with tube preamp. If you’re interested you probably know about it but for the record it’s an extremely solid sounding head with loads of punch and sparkle.
Working perfectly. Master volume a touch scratchy when turning. Never been an issue for me but I’m sure some contact cleaner would sort it if you really wanted it to turn squeaky clean 100% of the time.
No external wear to the amp except some very minor scratching on the top (photo’d).
Comes with the original rack ears and screws included. Plus a very high quality 1m neutrick NL4 speaker cable with very thick copper cores to use with the head.
I used to do a lot of buying and selling here but haven’t in a while and I see Basschat have implemented a new feedback system (mine is blank). If the old feedback threads are still on here you’ll find mine by searching my name in the section. Can assure you I’m a no-hassle seller
Happy to arrange collection or meet. I may also ship but would only do so fully insured for the value and would pack up religiously.
Any Questions fire me a PM.
Didn’t think id ever do this but it just isn’t getting the use since I used it to record the bass lines for our album 6mths ago……
Here we have an absolutely amazing sounding Ampeg SB12 from 1966. Ive owned this for around 18mths and in its time with me its had two full services at renowned amp guru and ampeg specialist Roland Lumby – once immediately after I bought it which involved several caps being replaced and once again around 8mths ago before recording the album where the 2 x 7868 power valves were replaced with new Electro Harmonix ones and the 2 x 12ax7’s replaced with NOS RCA’s. The 5AR4 rectifier is a Japanese one.
Original speaker and tolex that shows a few nicks given its age, grill cloth has no tears. Ampeg metal scroll logo complete and the light up Perspex logo hasn’t been modded with someones name like a lot of these and B15’s tend to have.
In its life it looks like the top handle has been replaced and there are tiny screw holes on either side where it looks like side handles had been added in the past. It also comes with a crudely modded roqslid cover.
If you hear this with my flats loaded 78 P bass you will see why it’s the ultimate recording amp. Its basically a smaller B15 and sounds glorious! Surprisingly loud for its rating too!
As its an original USA amp it also comes with a step down transformer.
Price at £1,500 has small amount of wiggle room but posting is not an option on something so special. Im based in Bolton but can arrange meet ups.
£350 for PF-800 Portaflex head.
Bought in early 2015, but rarely used and still in great working condition.
PF-800 head is in very good condition and sounds huge. A few markings on the surface but nothing obvious. Can be posted.
70s Dynacord Eminent II amplifier. This is a valve powered amplifier originally intended for PA use, using a pair of EL34 run at high voltages for a rated output of 80 watts. In stock form the amp had a four channel transistor preamp, and was built to be very clean and linear sounding. The perspex front panel has green lights behind it, so it's quite stylish in a kitschy way!
I have modified the amp by removing two of the transistor preamp channels and building a preamp based on a late 60s Ampeg B15n using a 6sl7 valve. This is the four black controls on the right of the front panel. I used a high voltage FET stage to match the output and impedance requirements of the 6sl7 preamp to the power amp section of the Dynacord, but the signal path for this bypasses all of the original transistor preamp circuitry. I have also rebuilt the power amp with new filter capacitors and a new pair of JJ E34L valves, and set the bias to suit them. The two original input channels and their master volume and EQ are still functional too.
With the Ampeg style preamp, it provides a very pleasing classic bass sound, and would be a good addition to a retro-minded studio or for moderate volume live use. It doesn't provide heavily overdriven sounds, but with the preamp gain turned up it does a great subtle breakup that thickens up the sound nicely, and it also has a nice range of clean bass tones. It's quiet in terms of background noise too.
It's relatively compact for a valve head, and comes with a well used but useful ABS flight case to carry it in. It has impedance selectors on the back panel to run 4, 8 or 16 ohm cabs.
In Edinburgh, but will pack and courier at cost. cost. Let me know if you'd like a quote for this.