I'm looking to move on my Sansamp BD Deluxe Programmable DI - great sound, I just don't need all the programmable functions. Never gigged and in pretty much as new condition.
Would consider trades with cash either way for a Sansamp BDDI V2, or some of the similar Darkglass Pedals.
£160 posted in the UK
Any questions, give me a shout
£125 posted (in a softcase) OBO
For your consideration a 1995 (or there abouts) Peavey Forum Bass. The second iteration with a single VFL humbucker and active preamp (Axcel I think it said on the PCB?)
“Quality equipment for working musicians at fair prices.” - Hartley Peavey
This bass has seen active service and as such don't be afraid to make an offer if you think the price is too high. It has chips out of the body all over and a slight ding in the fingerboard, nothing that affects playability. There is plenty of wear in the frets and the neck is straight and true.
It's a great sounding bass with an 18V active preamp providing plenty of body. Here is a little snippet I recorded today after putting copper shielding (before it was impossibly noisy):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cyky3rkuzw3qpue/Peavy Forum EQ.wav?dl=0
Recorded direct with a little bit of compression on the way in this shows the EQ with straight, bass cut, bass boost, treble boost and last treble cut.
EQ is shelving with +/-12dB at 96Hz for bass and 255Hz for treble, which as you can hear above is plenty.
Neck: Maple with rosewood fingerboard. 1.7″ at the nut with a depth of about 0.75" at the 3rd fret with a fairly flat radius. It's a nice shallow C profile, very playable.
Frets: 21 nickel-silver
Body: Swamp Ash or Alder, poly finish
Pickup: harmonically placed VFL Plus active unit
Preamp: 18v +-12db shelving EQ bass and treble
Weight: 9lb 10oz
Overall it's a fun bass to play, a bit heavy but it never bothered me. No neck dive, plenty of 'meat and potatoes' tone with the active preamp. Good EQ frequencies make it easy to dial in dub or new wave. Great American craftmanship!
Frets have some wear but minor - see pics
Electronics in good shape and benefited from copper shielding, pots quiet, preamp quiet and powerful
Very playable and dependable instrument that has been gigged many times and will hopefully gig many times more
Wide range of tones, good pickup
Easy to get in tune and intonated correctly - bridge saddles in good shape.
Some fret buzz on the D string at the 12th fret - frets could use some leveling - it's set to Fender standard 2.5mm and is barely noticeable there - if you wanted to go lower it would be problematic at that fret on D - 13th fret needs slightly lowering for the D.
Many chips in finish
Had to put some solder on the E tuning peg where it is slightly bent and was rattling (now silent and functions well, but bend is noticeable)
The truss rod allen nut is a bit mashed - it's how it came to me. I have never had an issue with getting purchase, but you need to be patient and make sure the key is in before turning.
Here is a link to a bit of Peavey Forum history: https://www.vintageguitar.com/14373/peavey-forum-basses/
FOR SALE ONLY Glockenklang Blue Rock £850.00
I'm probably going to regret this but up for sale is my Glockenklang Blue Rock head with gig bag
This is an awesome bit of kit so I'm not sure why I'm selling it except that I've just bought an Ashdown ABM 600 off here to get a bit of tube warmth into my sound and cos @walshy reckons the ABM 600 through a Barefaced Super 12 sounds mint (I have this cab so thought - what the hey)
Photos to follow but for now here's the thread for my purchase from this very parish
Courier at cost - it will be super well packed. I have the rack ears btw
Aguilar DB 751, three years old, very little used (I have been working on IEM for a long time).
The amp head comes in the original packaging.
Built-in white silent fans (I also have the original ones).
Delivery - by arrangement (I can ship from EU).
Partial trade: Jazz Bass (Fender, Lakland...) 4 of 5 strings or AG700, TH700, Trickfish Bullhead 1.0k
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.