** Now SOLD **
Very reluctantly, I am putting my Ampeg Classic Series all valve bass rig up for sale, which consists of:
V4BH - 100 watt all valve bass amp.
Bought off @Beedster in 2015, this bass amp is simply the best sounding bass amp I've ever owned.
The good stuff about it -
It sounds superb whatever music I've played through it, from old-skool Motown thump to 70s rock & 80s funk, right through that there indie 90s clank to Foo Fighters style stadium rock.
It works in pretty much any musical situation, is so, so simple to use, isn't too heavy as valve amps go IMO (40lbs), and of course, it totally looks the part.
At my weekend-warrior level of gigging (pubs, small clubs, functions etc), this amp pumps out 100 watts and easily fills a room with rich, warm low end bass tone!
The not so good stuff -
a) When I bought it from Chris, the Gain control shaft had already been broken off, something I should have had fixed straight away but I didn't because I was too busy using it at the time... As you can see in the pictures below , my very crude fix has allowed me to continue utilising the Gain control, which enables some very nice preamp stage valve distortion when dialled in.. Obviously it would be better if the gain control was fixed, but as it is, the amp is perfectly useable.
b) The amp hasn't had a service since I bought it. At the moment, that's not a problem as I've not used it too much over the last four years, but it would undoubtedly benefit from a proper once-over by a qualified tech.
Having said all of that, the amp is working really well and it comes with the fitted cover with proper Ampeg logo!
To buy the equivalent Ampeg head now, including the cover, you'd be looking at around £900 new. But because of these two issues stated above, I have priced the amp accordingly, so I'm looking for £SOLD or near offer.
(NB: I've attached the manuals for the amp and the two cabs which have all the requisite technical information...)
Ampeg Classic Series SVT-15e bass cab (8 ohms)
This came with the amp when I bought it in 2015 from Chris. It's in good condition and has the really nice Ampeg cover to go with it..
Not only does the cab match the amp perfectly (see photos) but sound wise, the cab is great paired with the V4BH - I've tried it with P basses, Jazz Basses, Thunderbirds, 5 string basses etc.. You name it, it sounds great in an old skool kind of way. .
Around £425-£500 new. I'm looking for £SOLD or near offer for the cab & cover.
Ampeg Classic series SVT-210HE bass cab (8 ohms)
This is a great 210 cab and on its own,
works nicely enough with the head. Like the 115, it sounds really good with every bass I've tried it with. Everything's working as it should, including the Tweeter, but no cover with this one I'm afraid.
It's difficult to find a comparative price for this online now - nearest would be the neo version at well over £600 - but I'm looking for £SOLD or near offer for this cab.
Full Rig - It has to be said that, when you put the 210 together with the 115, the whole rig just goes to another level! 😁
That's when you get the full 100 (valve) watts of power, with the thump and low mids coming from the 115, and the definition and faster attack of the 10" drivers which are better for reproducing more percussive styles of playing... It just makes a fantastic noise!!
Price - Ideally, I'd like to sell this as one complete rig, and for that I'm looking for £SOLD or very near offer.
But if that isn't possible then I'll entertain offers for the individual items, which all together come to over £800.
Collection /meet ups - The rig is too heavy and too big to post so it's collection only from Littlehampton, West Sussex I'm afraid, but at least then you get a chance to try it out in person whilst being showered with tea/coffee /biscuits.. 😊
If absolutely necessary, I would be prepared to drive up to 50 miles (for a few extra sheckles) to meet up if getting to Littlehampton isn't possible for you..
Just to clarify;
1. the Xotic bass in the pictures isn't up for sale, it's there just to provide a sense of size and scale.
2. As stated above, this is a very reluctant sale so I reserve the right to change my mind.
3. Also advertised elsewhere.
Any questions, please ask away here or by PM. And I have loads more pictures too if required..
Thanks for looking as ever.. 😊
Sadly I have to go for a smaller lighter cabinet now. Less than 2 years old, still a current model that retails just under £1000, this cab is immaculate - complete with removable castors, I also have the original box. It has been gigged a few times with my TH500 but only in a small venue so has not been pushed hard. The cabinet is really well made, the sound is pure - with Aguilar you get out exactly what you put in.
Free collection from Epsom Surrey or I can send by courier for £50.
I also have a DB210 bought at the same time that will be going up for sale soon.
This cabinet was designed to have great low-end extension but with the punchy midrange that is the signature sound of the DB cabinet line. This combination makes the DB 115 full enough to reproduce the deep presence of a multi-string instrument while being focused enough to accommodate all playing styles. The DB 115 is versatile enough to pair with either the DB 210 or DB 410 for a very powerful full range rig or as a great standalone cabinet!
DB 115 400W 1x15 8 Ohm Bass Speaker Cabinet Specifications:
Speaker Compliment: One 15" cast frame woofer, 95 oz. magnet
Power handling: 400W RMS.
Impedance: 8 ohms.
Frequency response: 32 Hz - 3 kHz.
Sensitivity: 96 dB 1W 1M.
Includes removable casters.
Dimensions: 21 x 24.5 x 17.5 in.
Weight: 71 lb.
I went down to the Barefaced factory yesterday to check out the size and weight of their cabs because I'm looking to change my Aguilars (DB115 & DB210) to a single, smaller, lighter cabinet (at 73 I'm getting past lugging heavy stuff around now). It seems the Big Twin 2 should do the trick, so before I order one does anyone want to sell or swap their Big Twin2? The Aguilars (excellent condition, almost as new, I have the original packaging) will be up for sale as soon as I take delivery of the Big Twin, so if anyone wants to register an interest? Price is per cab.