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.
Bought brand new 11/2017. Comes with the Aguilar hard carry case which cost £250.
Amp is in perfect condition, case has slight signs of wear. I will post some proper pictures soon but am just providing screenshotted photos from gigs/studio for now.
Located in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Collection preferred but could sort out delivery if necessary.
Only trade I will consider is for an Aguilar AG700 + cash. Shoot me a near offer to listed price, need the amp gone quickly.
Eden Portable Bass Rig
Eden WTX 264 amp head, rated at 250w. Comes with mains and bespoke carry case.
Eden 1x12 cabinet, rated 300w @ 4ohm. Includes Roqsolid fitted cover. Excellent condition. Home use only. Collection required.
Final price drop £390
Beautiful B-15N from 1966 - produced in this option for less than a year (single-baffle cab/navy blue tolex/B15NF circuit). It sounds phenomenal - rich and creamy bass tones due to original square magnet CTS speaker. Amp was recently serviced with new caps, new foam inside cab, NOS tubes, grounded power cord and 1/4" input (if you know those amps, you also know that the pins are so small that they can easily break when connecting, so this is common upgrade. Original 5-pin is still there for sometic and historical reasons). Everything was set up, biased and cleaned.
Shipping to EU/UK is £70