Back up for sale is my Eden VT300a. But why would I need this I hear you cry, well....
The Eden VT series were designed and made in Holland by Koch when Eden first decided they needed a line of valve amps. The models a, b and c were all basically the same amp but with small tweaks made throughout the production. This particular model a is more like the model b with different jacks from earlier a’s and a tweaked back panel. Koch designed and built these amps in Holland with all the same components they used on the Koch branded amps.
Interestingly the design, build and components for the Eden VT300 and Sadowsky SA200 are only separated by two differences. The Sadowsky only uses EL34’s where the Eden will run both 34’s and 6550’s making it switchable from 200 to 300 watts. The other difference is a slightly different voiced preamp. Saving £1k for more headroom and more footswitchable options isn’t bad.
Since last having this amp up for sale I have reinstalled the valve retainers on the power valves. I have also switched up the preamp valves to be more open sounding. This is paired with the new power valves fitted and rack case.
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.
Here we have my Markbass Little Mark Tube 800 (LMT800), great condition with fitted amp cover, only small signs of wear.
A fantastic, powerful and lightweight amp with a massive amount of headroom and push. Used for everything from wedding shows, top 40, Hard Rock, Reggae, this thing set flat with the tube setting just shy of full has been a game changer for me.
Made in Indonesia.
My only reason for selling is that Im looking to downsize to a Markbass 121p combo.
Collection in London is preferred.
Info down below but please feel free to ask any and all questions
INPUT 1: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
INPUT 2: (Balanced XLR/1/4" combo)
BALANCED: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp, phantom power 48V
EFFECT RETURN: impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp
GAIN 1: -60 dB to +23 dB range
GAIN 2: -60 dB to +23 dB range
MIX: mixes tube and solid state gain
LINE OUT LEVEL
GROUND LIFT (switch on rear panel)
PRE/POST EQ (switch on rear panel)
MUTE (push/pull on master knob)
PHANTOM POWER switch (on INPUT 2 / Balanced)
LOW: center frequency 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
LOW MID: center frequency 360 Hz, level: ±16 dB
HIGH MID: center frequency 800 Hz, level: ±16 dB
HIGH: center frequency 10 kHz, level: ±16 dB
VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) center frequency 380 Hz
VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz
LINE OUT: balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
EFFECT SEND: unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
TUNER OUT: unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
SPEAKER OUT: speakon/1/4" combo, 1/4"
WEIGHT: 6.61 lbs / 3 Kg
WIDTH: 10.87 in. / 27.6 cm
DEPTH: 9.84 in. / 25 cm
HEIGHT: 3.27 in. / 8.3 cm
OUTPUT POWER: 800W RMS @ 4 ohms / 500W RMS @ 8 ohms
POWER REQUIREMENT: 100/120V; 230V; 240V - 50/60Hz (Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)
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.