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1968 Marshall Cab w/ Celestion Greenbacks 4-12″  THE ONE!

1968 Marshall Cab w/ Celestion Greenbacks 4-12″ THE ONE!

A lovely piece from my personal collection!  I tried so hard to find a clean 1968 Marshall 4-12 with original speakers…..found this one and it’s been one of my ‘g0-to’ cabs for testing gear and consulting with customers about how a guitar will sound through X-rig.  I maintain a library of standard vintage and modern gear for this purpose.

Sadly, I found this is being used less than I can justify for just how cool it is.   The tolex and handles and wheels/castors look original.  I am never certain about the logo so use your own judgement on that.  The speakers date to 1968 but I didn’t live with this night and day for 50 years so my best guess is they are original to the cab (I bought it as such and it was represented to me as original).  The only real thing I can find is ONE of the speakers is a recone.   I promise you won’t be able to tell because it sounds like the others….and NO I won’t pull the speakers and take pictures of every cone.

The cab is simply gorgeous sounding.  You really just can’t replicate the sound of old celestions in an old Marshall Cab.  The word “organic” doesn’t begin to describe how edible the tone is.

This piece is sold as-is because I really don’t want to get into a post-purchase renegotiation over every screw.  I have a ton of detailed pictures so use them and realize this is not a museum piece but a really clean example.

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Matchless TV-1 w Case

Matchless TV-1 w Case

Original series MATCHLESS TV-1 Trem/Vibrato unit. This tube driven masterpiece is sought after because it’s the best ever produced.  Hand created and in excellent nonsmoking ungigged condition fresh from a collection.

This is the rack mount version and it comes with a suede rack case as a free gift.  Comes only with what you see here (EXCEPT IT DOES HAVE A POWER CORD).  Works and sounds wonderful!  Don’t waste your time on crappy pedals when you can have the most 3D glorious Trem/Vibrato available anywhere.

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Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria 50212 Low Powered Tweed Twin

Victoria Low Powered Tweed Twin.  Excellent nonsmoking condition.  Just a small scuff or two shown.  Looks near new and smells it too.  These amps are simply amazing.  They get SOOOOO close to the originals.  I have a genuine ’58 Tween Twin (high power) and I have to say it is really hard to tell the difference between this and the vintage amp.   Honestly if you tossed in NOS tubes and old speakers my guess is this might even sound better.

Save a good amount of cash vs. a new one.  Tubes have very little life on them and are the originals.  No repairs.  No issues.  No mods.  No stories.

Just a great amp at a discount.  See my feedback.  I sell clean gear at great prices.  I am a store not some fly-by-night who is looking to punt his troubles to you.

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COMING SOON – CLICK TO SEE ALL

COMING SOON – CLICK TO SEE ALL

SAKASHTA NOUPAUL

2018 Gibson R9

another 2018 Gibson R9

PRS ME Singlecut

Mark Kane ODS Robben Ford Voicing – BRAND NEW

 

 

 

 

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Gurus BRIVIDO Head !

Gurus BRIVIDO Head !

BRAND NEW FROM GURUS!  This is the FIRST in the UNITED STATES! Only Phil X has one for his upcoming tour with Bon Jovi.   This amp is BRAND NEW.  I am an Authorized Dealer.   This very amp was lent to a major publication for review.   FULL WARRANTY

Here is a link to the website with all the specs/info;

“BRIVIDO” is the first of a products range that will be unified under the same concept.

“Brivido” take his name from the emotion we felt on its first hearing.. we could translate it as “Thrill” or “Shiver”, something you can feel when music or tone are able to touch your soul and expand your creativity.

We took inspiration from an idea of the 60’ era, where some crazy engineer designed tube power modules for Juke-box and live clubs. Made by few EL34 running in a very higher voltage than any others. Restoring many of these old modules, we found it a very good idea to be applied in a modern guitar amp, with some mods to increase his performances and safety as well.
But this idea let us reach some of the most important results of our career, creating something can be defined as the “holy grail” of guitar amps. It works with just the double of dynamic range of any other existing amp, and you can feel it under your fingers. It can generate unbelievable power by only 2 tubes, more than 100W RMS, moreover, it sounds totally in the same way at any volume level, offering the best guitar tones you already know, but with unexpected dynamic, touch response and so easy to play.
And this is the aim that all manufacturers has tried to achieve for many years. We made it as a three channel amp head, to let you try its incredible possibilities in every application. You wouldn’t believe the dynamic of a “Brivido” until you’ll not tried out one

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Callaham LIVERPOOL

Callaham LIVERPOOL

I was very fortunate to have spent hours on the phone with Kenny Fischer.  I’m not saying we were best friends.  I am saying we spoke regularly and sent each other CDs…stuff like that.  Great man who shared his knowledge with anyone who was decent to him.   Ken often spoke of a few builders whose work he liked.  Bill Callaham was one such name mentioned.

Here we have one of the rarest amps on the planet.  Bill Callaham hand crafted this “Liverpool” back before the boutique craze invaded us with everybody who could get to Radio Shack for a soldering iron.  Bill’s amps are regarded as classic takes of Holy Grails.

Typically, these amps end up in Japan.  You can see certain dealers charging upper $6ks for these heads.  You can also see they don’t last long.

Tonally, this amp gets to the heart of what a “Wreck” does.  Turn volume of your guitar down and it cleans right up.  Phenomenal cleans that sound like THAT is what the amp was SUPPOSED to do….turn up the guitar and OVERTONES…SUSTAIN….GRIND….CRUNCH.  BUT you retain note definition…mmmm…I love it.

Amp is from a nonsmoking environment.  It is ready to go and does not appear to have any mods or damage.

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Mark KANE – Custom DUMBLE & Trainwreck builds

Mark KANE – Custom DUMBLE & Trainwreck builds

Authorized Dealer for MARK KANE AMPS!

Dumble & Trainwreck style amps.

Mark will work with you 1-on-1 to achieve a voicing that suits your playing. Heads and cabs available. Custom built usually 8-10 weeks with a VERY reliable turnaround. DUMBLE: Various Voicings including RF.   TRAINWRECK: Rocket, Liverpool, or Express.

You will get the amp you lust for made for your specs at less than the price of a stamped out production ‘soon to be outdated’ version.

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