Latest for sale stuff. Ampspares ebay shitshow

Next up on the block is this White Little Rock 50w EL34 1×12 combo amp. Just sorted out. this is a high gain little combo. It sounds less Burmany than the 120w one I had, high gain low noise available still. Might swap about some pre valves see if that is making any odds, not got that Burman thickness, sounds like a fairly nice normal combo with high gain, cleans up nice, footswitchable boost, but no footswitch included, uses a pretty generic one. £450. As always, use email to communicate, its in the page banner. Comments don’t give me a notification and pretty often don’t show.

Also for sale is this Sound City 200+. Active preamp, as Mark IV, left intact, bit of fiddling for noise, but its still pretty noisy as should be expected with this, with the vast EQ range. KT88 power section, Partridge iron. Actually Partridge, not EV. Currently missing the back panel, its different to the 120 ones and I’ve not found it, possibly can rob one off a PA if its a big issue. Last one of these I have, kinda aimed to keep one of each, but its kinda got stupid and I’ve gotta go through and let some stuff go. £995.

Here’s a mosaic of the stuff I currently have for sale. @ampstack on facebook if you are desperate to go that way, but emailing is best if you want to buy stuff.

The Ebay shitshow in the title is their new plan to force everyone into the global shipping program. They’ve enrolled me into it before without asking me if I wanted to and the main thing it did was make knobs that cost about £4 to post overseas even after ebay fees to cost about £15 to post to overseas as they had to go via ebay’s handler. So if you are keen to buy spare parts from Ampspares, check out @ampspares on facebook, or just email me, the parts are easily browsed on ebay, just don’t buy them there, you’ll be paying ebay and not for stuff.

Laney GH50L guts

PCB pots, chassis mount sockets. Pretty sure someone tried fixing dirty pots by revalving the amp, then selling it as ‘working’ on ebay. Needed the pots cleaned to work properly.

Caps under the pcb is a bit annoying. Not sure why laid out like that.
Topside. Proper choke, proper sized iron, toridal PT is bit annoying for flipping it though. Need to put a book under to stop the valves being on the surface.

Burman Pro 4000 and White Little Rock side by side

Stuff that showed up today. Burman Pro 4000
White Little Rock 50w (EL34)

Story is that Little Rock amps were made for White by former Burman staff.

Big iron in the Burman. Valve shenanigans, should be Gold Lion KT77 in there.
Being a 50w amp, much smaller iron, Douglas branded.
Guts of the Burman. All very tidy, some messing in this one, new valve base. Presumably factory variant with two axials in place of the dual 32uf can, holes are there for it, guess out of stock.
Inside the Little Rock. Bit more productino oriented and updated, same wire colour codes.
Side be side.
Another angle in the Burman. blue wire in the selector plug seems semi standard.
And the Little Rock

Carlsbro 50 TOP head and Combo. Rare Roost.

Carlsbro’s attempt at a budget amp with minimal features.
30w driver in a 50w combo isn’t really an upgrade. But it came with the original speaker.
Minimalist guts, lots of space, tone stack on the back of the pots. Extra fuses possibly for european regs needing all secondaries fused.
Head version, be nice for comparison if was original.
Inside is bit of a disaster area though, clearly burned up at some point, lot of shenanigans. Does show different PCB.
Different transformers to the combo. No indication they are Partridge, but have end brackets, so ‘ebay partridges’.
Here’s something a bit special. Pic of a Roost sent to me by Brian Roost himself. Two channel long boi.

Matrix VB800 guts

Not my usual stuff. But lightweights have their uses. With no gigs, they kinda don’t though, so figured gather some up and they’ll be in demand when people start gigging again and realise how much condition and strength they have lost.

Plenty of pics of the outside on the internet, this blog is about the insides.

Coupla JJ pre valves, marshall style eq and gain.

Kelly DP100 amp guts

Sorta related to the 100w SV era Treble and Bass by Selmer. Much higher grade device.
Kelly are always pretty minimal on the back panel labelling.
This prob isn’t the way to pull two valves for half power.
Bulgin missing the earth pin, found it loose in the package, part of why they are not safe and need replacing with an IEC or powercon.
Very tidy lead dress, apparently Kelly Jr did it neat, Sr did it fast.

Laney VA50 combo guts

These have flown under the radar, coming between the Klipps and the Protube/AORs, think it was a short run. Seems more Burman influenced than the upgrade Marshall vibe most Laneys have. Got that flexible leaning to agressively middly drive tone.

This actually belonged to a mate of mine over a decade ago.
Trad UK combo amp sort of layout.
Reverb leads are soldered which meant needing some manouvers I hadn’t figured yet, hence not very good angle.
The pic for when you are tryna figure where the fallen off lead goes in yours.
Topside of chassis. Or underside in this format I guess. No partridge markings on those transformers. Probably aren’t Partridge.
This will need sorting out.
Goodmans drivers.

Useful links

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If you can’t be arsed joining Topcashback, but don’t wanna leave the money on the table from ebay or RS, use these links to give me the credit.


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