FOR SALE! FOR SALE! No trades, please. I NEED MONEY RIGHT NOW!!!!!
I'm combining these two in the same ad because while they look different and have some cursory differences, the majority of the description is applicable to both. In other words, they're the same basic circuit.
FOR SALE two entirely hand-wired unique tweedy/brown-era SCREAMERS
! Now I have to admit, this circuit is largely Valco-inspired, which means they are seriously nasty, crank-it-to-10
kind of amps. Clean is definitely not their strong suit (nor even their weak suit)! However, if dirty blues at-volume and old-school amps are your thing, these things will out-tweed and out-brown and just plain old out-nasty just about anything. And to top it off, NO FARTY OR FLUBBY BASS! No it's not lead plexi circuit tight, but I've worked hard to keep it warm and vintage-toned while trimming off the spare tire.
: (2) n.o.s. JAN 6L6WGB, n.o.s. Sylvania 5V4 rectifier and (3) 12AX7 type preamp.
Built into a Mojo tweed Pro cab, top quality finger-jointed pine with a tweed covering. 15" Eminence 'Big Ben' speaker. Yes, it's loud, but it's old-fashioned 6L6 (the circuit is not designed for max volume) which means it's probably comparable in volume to a tweed Pro, maybe 30 watts cranked?
AMP #2 (the lower power version)
: (2) n.o.s. JAN 6V6GT, n.o.s. Sylvania 5V4 and (3) 12AX7 type preamp.
Built into a Mojo 18 watt Marshall-type cab, all Baltic Birch and solid as a rock. Green tolex, basketweave grill. 12" Eminence 'Cannabis Rex' speaker. This thing probably falls volume-wise between a tweed Deluxe and a brown Deluxe. Definitely still gig-able: it puts out some good volume and can keep up with a drummer who does not think he is Bill Ward in Paris 1970 [check youtube, esp. War Pigs, because I have NEVER seen anyone hit them like that!
]. This sounds great with virtually any 12" speaker but I had the Cannabis on hand (hahahahahaha) and it sounds spectacular in there. Brit type speakers are also fantastic!
Now that I've pointed out the differences, here is what both amps basically are:
Two channels with a swampy Valco tremolo on *both
* channels. Single input per channel, channel 1 is a very old-school, round and warm tweedy type of thing that is fairly dark and reminiscent of old octal tweed Fenders, 50s Gibson amps and 50s Valcos. Channel 2 is brighter, louder and definitely nastier - huge buckets of gain, I'd use the expression 'sounds like a mini Marshall' but that's been used to death and doesn't really do it justice. It's brutal, it's tighter than channel 1 and it absolutely SCREAMS
but at the same time retains a real vintage vibe. You can darn well do classic rock on it despite the nostalgic nature of the amp(s).
These amps use true custom Heyboer transformers
- I worked with Phil to come up with the specs to suit this particular circuit and they weren't cheap: M6 grain oriented steel and full interleaving as was found in the best of the old Schumacher transformers. All components used throughout are top-quality and chosen specifically to benefit the circuit.
About the trem: it is a relatively simplistic, Valco-type tremolo but I have tuned it to provide a degree of speed and intensity that will be pleasing to the majority of trem users. It can range from very slow and throbbing to moderately fast and adds a great effect without completely washing out the sound nor losing control in a descent into sheer noise. A really nice, 50s style trem!
Trem speed pot is switched, so you can switch it on and off solely by using the amp knobs *OR* you can switch it on and then use a simple single-button footswitch [search eBay - you can pick them up for about $15 to $20] with the footswitch jack to turn it on and off.
>>>---> NO TREM BLEED-THROUGH WHEN NOT IN USE!!!!! <---<<<
(this is a considerable improvement on the old designs
: I'm not a dealer, nor a full-time amp builder, I'm just some 40 y.o. dude with a family who got into amp building a number of years ago as a pressure relief valve. I've built a LOT of amps and I build them with the idea that they should last a damn long time without problems! I STAND BEHIND MY WORK
: have an issue, let me know and I WILL take care of it. I'm also not suffering from any delusions of grandeur nor notions of rolling in amp-induced wealth. I'd simply like to cover the parts cost to keep my 'hobby' going and keep my brain sane! Don't expect a fancy site, fancy advertising or pro quality clips. Don't expect hip or hyped branding. Likewise, don't expect high dollar pricing!
Check my ebay feedback: moldyoak. I strive to do right by everyone.
PRICE EACH: $800 plus actual UPS shipping
(contact me for quote based upon zip). If you think about it and add up the cost here folks, you'll see I'm not really making any profit.
Entirely hand-wired, entirely "boutique" without the fluffed-up cost.
NOTE: I am going to try to come up with a couple of clips. All I have is a cheap DV cam and I'm not a great player - unfortunately, can't really do them justice. I'll do the best I can.