1965 Ampeg B-18-N Head (Ser# 001xxx)
Sounds incredible and needs nothing.
This is an early (3rd year of production) Ampeg B-18-N head in reasonable cosmetic condition and impeccable electrical condition.
I purchased this amp in 2010 and in early 2011 the amplifier was completely gone over electronically by a professional - me;
Eyelet board was cleaned and baked to remove moisture
All power supply capacitors replaced
All eyelet board mounted passive components replaced
Grid stop resistors added at sockets
Tube sockets re-tensioned & cleaned
All jacks/pots cleaned
All signal wiring shielded
3 prong grounded AC cord installed
Polarity switch (aka 'Deathcap') removed from power circuit
8 ohm transformer tap connected to an isolated 1/4" speaker jack
There are no modifications to the chassis, and the head could easily be returned to stock condition.
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I love the amp but it deserves to be played, and it doesn't fit my current situation. $900 shipped. Price somewhat negotiable. Trades of similar value or trades + cash will be considered.
Things I'd be interested in -
5 string or 4 string basses
Tube instrument amps
lightweight PA power amps
high quality trumpets
Upright bass bows
I'm also potentially open to non-musical equipment trades... my hobbies include; design/build of electronics, hunting, snowboarding, Mayan archaeology, travel....
Make an offer, I'll consider it.