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.

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Couple of Warrior Pope vids, Peavey Artist guts. Pedals for sale.

Did some videos for Warrior Pope live recording.

 

 

This Peavey Artist came in for triage, touring band from Sweden, different electrical regs there so shenanigans inside. Fuse on the bias is a genius plan.

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Blown fuse on the board, and this cooked looking cap is prob the issue, but not one I have to hand. Put a new fuse in and wished him luck, apparently it works, will need a proper sorting when they aren’t on tour.

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Not sure if linked this before, but I set up a Facebook page for pedal sales. This should be a link to the folder of pedals for sale: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1691321974457138.1073741828.1691292437793425&type=1&l=d5e029728f
Or just look up Tone Wolf Audio on Facebook.

Current for sale list

Email about these, don’t comment, I get no notification of comments. Details of some are in the blog, but better emailing about them.

Hiwatt 200w KT88 PA £1000
Carlsbro 60w PA £300
Kelly 100w PA £375
Dan Armstrong graphic EQ hybrid (valve power section, graphic eq front end) £350
Miles Patting 50w valve rectified £600
ProAmplifiers VSQ150 6550 £350
Carlsbro 100TC £350
Sound City 50+ £475
Carlsbro 60TC £350
Laney Klipp era 100w PA £400
Laney Klipp 100w £750
Wilsic Sound 100w £700
Simms Watts GE100 £400
Simms Watts 4 channel 100w PA. £400
Hot 100 loaded Matamp cab, 200w 2×12. 8ohm. £350
Selmer Tremelo, Treble and bass, 100w £500
Selmer Reverberation 100. PA. £350
Marmac XL120 PA £350
White Little Rock 120 2×12 combo. £350
Kelly McKay Sound 50w 2×12 combo. £450.

Trip to Aitken Audio to work on the T120 prototype

Been working on using the pile of Sound City 120 PAs as a base for new amp builds, since they don’t retain much value, being PAs. Basically, taken a Sunn Model T preamp and built on to updated output section of the 120 (different PI, individual bias), assembled in a bus bar style (sort of like all the stuff people claim of point to point, but true because you can have a good layout with it). Travelled up to Sheffield to visit Aitken Audio with the prototype to get it tweaked and talk plans.

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Prototype on the bench having tweaks after first round of testing, addressed some mechanical potential issues, tone control sweep and gain levels.

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Blasting it through a vintage Acoustic cab, check it does what its supposed to. Seems a fair bit of instrument character comes through in spite of being driven pretty hard.

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Next one started in powder coated chassis.

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Also collected this Invader 60 from being sorted. Weird layout, interesting amp, with a pretty good sound, gets pretty snarly dirty when pushed. Plus the tone stack is pretty nice, 2 band, actually does stuff. 2 EL34. £250.

Selmer 100w PA guts. Unusual black face one.

Grabbed on ebay, didn’t seem to get much interest, but they are nice amps, I kinda have them pegged for the one that start shooting up in price along with Carlsbro when people realise they are the proper deal.

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Standard massive choke in these, loads of power supply caps. All necessary stuff to beefy sound.

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Tidy unmolested guts, clean too.

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This is fun, apparently the amp is 100% efficient.