Excellent condition, lightly gigged ( less than a dozen outings) monster bass head. I won’t get into the controversy around the wattage but it’s safe to say it has more watts than you would sensibly need. The tonal flexibility is amazing and the compressor does the job as it should.
It’s big iron amplification with a big sound to match... any queries pm me!
Thanks for looking!
So anyone got any experience with the relatively new tiny AMT A-Bass and AMT O-Bass tube preamp pedals from their Bricks series, which were just released earlier this year, the two pedals being repectively an Alembic style preamp and an Orange style preamp?
I am pondering on acquiring one of them and use it in combination with the NUX Soiid Studio that I just bought, for cab IR and poweramp simulation, since these tiny tube preamp pedal doesn't feature any form of cab sim.
So I am interesting in knowing if they are any good to use primarily as a clean preamp for dialing in my main tone, and what to expect from the two pedals respectively, so I have an idea of weather I should chose the Orange or Alembic style preamp?
Here's the link to the A-Bass on AMT's homepage :
And Here's the link to the O-Bass :
They are quite reasonable priced as well, just about 175 Euro/156£ (Thomann prices, though they only seem to carry the A-Bass in their stock), and the tubes works at proper high voltage too, around 250V to 300V.
Edit!!! : Just found these YouTube demos featuring the 2 pedals, and judging from those it seems like the A-Bass will be closest to my personal taste, plus the A-Bass got a Mid and Treble frequency shift switch, unlike the O-Bass, both got a Bright switch though (in fact to me the A-Bass sounds great, while the O-Bass sounds like crap, though that might be the fault of the guy demoing the pedals) :
I think it's fair to say you don't see many of these around any more, Trace Elliot's flagship all valve preamp, based on an Alembic design - it really is the bees knees when it comes to valve preamps.
It sounds, as you can imagine, fantastic.
It's in great condition, the worst thing about it as the somewhat cammed-out screws that hold the top cover on, but they work fine, they're just not very pretty. Some scratches on the top from being rack-mounted, but the fascia is in great nick.
One unusual thing - it has two transformers, whereas I believe they we built originally with one. I have no idea why, but it works fine and has no noise issues. I can only assume it's been repaired at some point in the past. I bought it second hand and only found out about the extra transformer when I replaced the valves. It currently is fitted with EHX Gold 12AX7s which sound lovely. .
Plenty of pictures below, but if you want any more, please get in touch.
This is COLLECTION ONLY from my house in Tottenham.
I will of course let you check it works OK, in an appropriate COVID-aware manner and part of you agreeing to buy it is that you abide by my rules for this. I will insist on masks, social distancing and so on.
Thanks for looking.
This lovely all-valve Ampeg head is for sale for a reason we all know well - GAS. My eye is on something shinier, and pressure on beer tokens and cupboard space means this has to go.
For those unfamiliar with the model, it couples Ampeg's well-known preamp, featuring selectable mid frequency and of course Ultra-Hi and Ultra-Lo buttons, to a 6L6-powered output stage. Round the back is a choice of balanced outputs, one from the preamp, the other taken from a tapping of the output transformer. Output impedance is selectable between 4ohm and 8ohm, and it has an onboard 8ohm dummy load for silent recording with no speaker connected. There is also an easy-to-use bias setting control. Speaker output is via a single 1/4in jack socket.
If you are worried that 50W is not loud enough, remember these are magical VALVE watts, so the amp punches well above its 50W weight. I have used this live in small to large venues through three different Barefaced cabs and it has never been 'not loud enough'. In one particularly large hall it did start to sound a bit 'furry' at volume, but in a thoroughly gorgeous way.
Condition is excellent, and the amp comes in its original box with manual and swing tag. Early examples had a hum issue arising from the grid biasing arrangement, but this one does not exhibit that problem.
Price is £449 collected or meet-up (preferred). Insured delivery (UK mainland only) would come in at about £20 extra.