Me and this head have a bit of history. Bought originally in around 2012 I later sold it to a fellow BCer....fast forward to 2020 and I bought it back from said BCer! These are my go to head when i'm either sharing backline or playing a venue unsuitable for my valve head. They are easily my favourite non valve amp but we are again lucky enough to have our own rehearsal space and currently gigs that allow my trusted old Peavey valve head
It comes loaded with a Ruby 12AX7 HG5 in V1 and a JJ ECC83 in V2. I generally crank the gain on these and adjust volume to taste getting a nice gritty driven tone with either my flats loaded P bass or Burns Bison. Currently runs through an Ashdown 1510HX that is also for sale (will do the whole rig for £250 collected!). Usual Ashdown quality back up with excellent after care.
Plenty online about these valve pre-amp/hybrid heads and I will follow up with pictures at tonights rehearsal.
Collection would be from Bolton but could arrange meet up if needed.
Rebellious, uncompromising and cool as f***, James Dean and the car he nicknamed the Little Bastard are the inspiration for this iconic, all-tube mini bass amp head. Rated at 30-Watts, the Little Bastard won't rip your head off, but its EL84-equipped power section is more than capable enough for small gigs. And, of course, it won't put your back out on the way. The Little Bastard preamp stage employs ECC83 and ECC82 tubes and features High and Low gain inputs, front panel-mounted Effects Send and Return, rotary Bass, Middle and Treble controls with Mid Shift, Bass Shift and Bright switching, Mute switch, rotary Volume control and balanced DI output. The Little Bastard head partners perfectly with a range of Ashdown LB cabinets.
Power Output 30W
Power Handling 30Hz - 16kHz
Speaker Outputs 2 x Jack sockets
High Instrument Input 450mV
Low Instrument Input 150mV
DI Output Line Level 1k
Minimum Impedance 4 Ohm
EQ Passive Bass, Middle and Treble
Effects Send Valve driven Instrument level
Effects Return Valve Recovered
Pre-amp Tubes 1 x ECC83 1 x ECC82
Output Tubes 4 x EL84
H x W x D (mm) 218 x 407 x 260
Weight (kg) 11
Comes complete with robust flight case.
Still have origional box.
Marks as pictured.
Fully working order.
Sold as seen.
Deal with matching LB-112 Cab: £650
Deal with matching LB-212 Cab: £700
Deal with matching LB112 & LB-212 Cab: £850
For those wishing to configure their own rack-mounting bass rigs, the Ashdown RPM-1 EVO II preamp puts all the ABM facilities in a convenient rack-mounting package. Three straightforward rotary tone controls provide 20dB of cut and boost at 60Hz, 660Hz and 5kHz, and are supplemented by two pairs of additional sliders giving 15dB cut and boost at 180Hz, 340Hz, 1.3kHz and 2.6kHz. The EQ can be switched in/out, and flat/shaped by footswitch, enabling players to go from a flat fretless sound to a boosted sound via a favourite EQ setting. A single input is switchable for passive and active instruments with a blend of solid state and dual triode tube preamps stages which can be preset and selected by footswitch, providing access to a massive range of clean, warm and overdriven tones. Also footswitchable is the mighty Ashdown sub-harmonic generator which precisely tracks the main signal and reproduces it an octave lower.
Was damaged by courior when I bought it. See pictures.
Fully functionaly but does have a slight hum. It is not noticable when playing.
Sold as seen.
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.
I realise this has been around for a while - I've found a suitable box to pack it in, including the plastic case pictured. So it's now £180 including postage via Parcelforce 48.
Lovely all valve Orange up for sale.
I've owned and used this for a few months at band rehearsal but I'm moving it on since picking up a Traynor Yba-300 which I prefer. I sold another one of these last year. Yes, I had two.
Cosmetically the amp is in good condition, there's a couple of small nicks in the tolex which I've tried to picture but as you know that's quite difficult.
Valves sound very good and deliver ample power, I'm not certain how old the valves are but there's still plenty of life in them - no pops or odd noises. Pots are smooth without crackle.
There's a two smart covers included: one Orange and one Roqsolid. The Roqsolid fits over the Orange one quite tidily.
Somewhat sad about moving this on as I really do like the sound however I can't justify owning two valve behemoths. I'll definitely miss the excellent valve saturation you get at higher volume, which the Orange delivers in spades.
Will not ship, simply too heavy and fragile at 26kg. You can come round and try this through my cabs if you like. I am in Leicester. I will drive reasonable distances to meet.
Offers considered, no trades though thanks, too much gear already.
Thanks for looking,