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.
PRICE DROPPED TO £600
These don't come around very often - If you're reading this then you probably already know a bit about them......
I picked this up in an exchange a few months back - I had too many amps, needed to shift one and was offered this as a trade. We've all been there - curiosity gets the better of you and you think "what the hell, it'll be fun to try something new!"
The fact remains i still have too much stuff, I've bought a little sports car that i want to spend a few quid on and i need to move the amp on to finance it. (There's going to be a nice Stingray up for sale soon as well!)
A fabulous boutique amp that is hand made using absolutely top notch components by Dave Funk in the USA and it's a holy grail amp to some. Super rare in this country and housed in a top notch Boschma 4u lightweight rack case. The 2u amp is designed to run hot as the casing is actually the heat sink so i put it in a 4u case and added vented blanking plates to help the heat dissipation just in case.
Its the 'B' version which has The Switch -a switchable Tube Emulation circuit so you can run a Solid State or Tube style sound at any volume (the original B550 had a circuit that got tubier sounding as you turned the volume up but you couldn't switch it off). It's 550 watts into 4 ohms, has a headphone out and line in, a limiter and a fully parametric eq as well as standard treble and bass controls. The secret weapon controls are the 'Enhance' and 'Timbre' controls - you can literally set up your sound using these 2 controls without touching an eq control - they're brilliant. Oh and it only weighs 17lbs so is by no means heavy to carry about.
Collection ideally from near Stansted Airport but i could possible drop off by arrangement in the Essex/Herts/London/Kent/Suffolk areas as i travel about a bit for work. Definitely not up for any trades this time around though 🙂 And I don't like couriers (no offence if you're a courier, its not personal) so please don't ask....
Here's a link to the manual which is quite a good read https://www.thunderfunk.com/Downloads/Thunderfunk_OwnersManual.pdf
And here are some pictures below - if you need to know anything else just drop me a message.
Thanks for looking.
IMG_20190609_091956 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
IMG_20190609_091900 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
IMG_20190609_091927 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
IMG_20190609_091914 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
IMG_20190609_092127 by Jon Ashbee, on Flickr
Selling my bass rig as I’m heading out on a theatre show tour so don’t need it any more. Only had it a few months, great sounding rig that has never let me down!
Gigged but not a scratch on with amp or cab. Excellent condition
Any questions please ask.
Bullhead 1k amp details can be found here... https://www.trickfishamps.com/amplifiers/bullhead-1k/
Cab Details here....
Selling the great Vintage Microtubes pedal from Darkglass Electronics, fantastic pedal for getting overdrive sounds from the 60's to the 90's emulating tube amps through the years.
Been gigged previously but in excellent condition, currently with velcro on the back but cam remove if requested.
Tracked delivery in the UK.