Burman Pro502 guts, somewhat modified.

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Even the flightcase didn’t save this one from UPS. Chassis is loose, the bolts pulled right through the sleeve, and the rivnuts broken loose, meaning the bolts just spin but are retained. Had to push them all the way thorough the sleeve, then address the oversized holes later.

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New transformer in there and the reverb connector is removed and replaced with an XLR on the back presumably for an external unit.

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Another view of the guts, showing the wiring for new transformer. No HT fuse in these puts the PT at risk.

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Other end of the chassis.

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Detail of the reverb mod. Now I’m thinking maybe a DIN rather than XLR but I put it back in flightcase and put stuff on top waiting for a rivnut tool showing up.

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Ashdown ABM Evo III guts

Not my usual, but Ashdowns tend to be fairly easy fixes, stuff is accessible, and the tech support is good it it gets hard.

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Buncha replaced knobs, it has had a life. Nasty loud buzz that doesn’t stop when you turn the output volume, but kinda cuts in and out when you wiggle it. Valve is an EHX, tests OK.

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Power board pulls easy, few screws, resolder the power caps. EQ controls have their own board, just undoing the pots and taking the tips off the sliders gets that out on some wires. Replaced the master vol pot as had one in stock, that fixed the noise, but intermittent volume changes when prodding the board, so not the only issue. Everything else off the front and more screws to get the rest of the pre board out, balance pot is bust out the solder, solder that and everything else that is a getting loose risk. Back together, and it works fine, but the dial does light up any more. Arse.

Ashdown Peacemaker 50 guts.

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think I’ve blogged a buncha these, but they remain kinda stealth Matamps. This is a 50w with the aluminium knobs I’ve not had before. The knobs are much fancier in person, look kinda tacky in photos, machined aluminium to touch.

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Matamp turret track build.

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Unpopulated valve bases. 100w PT topside too, so probably built mostly and finished as 50 or 100w to order.

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Loaded with 6550, sounds great with bass, so I left it like that, bunch of the JJ pres were dead/microphonic. For sale, £400.

Laney VA 100 head and VA50 combo

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This is kind of a rarity. Came in between Klipps and Pro-tube series as far as I know, have asked Laney on FB if they can confirm anything.

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Decent sized iron. Still the crappy rotary switches.

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PCB with more stuff mounted on it that the Pro Tubes, guess they figured it wasn’t such a great idea.

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Top side.

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Combo version, different chassis, cut outs and angled front.

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McKenzie speakers. Burman briefly used these, kind of premium items, few Burman similarities/influences on these amps, see Pro Series amps.

Orange OR120SL Slave

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Picked up as a fixer, no sleeve, been in a shed, think the sleeve rotted. Has the same PCB as an OR120 so could be converted fairly readily, but some people want it as a slave so prob just a fix up.

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Choke and fair sized iron.

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PCB with the OR120 parts unpopulated.

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Wire broken off the end of a filter cap, soldered back on, and failed again.