Hughes and Kettner Fortress Bass Preamp in excellent condition with only minor rack rash on the top of the unit. This was my workhorse for many, many years of gigging and has never failed me. It is with some reluctance that I think about letting her go, but she has been in storage for the last 5 years and I simply have too many amps and need to thin the herd.
As mentioned, the amp is in excellent cosmetic condition and functions perfectly, although the 12ax7 tube is currently bad and you cannot employ the function. I never used it, so it didn't matter to me. The pre works perfectly in solid state mode. In the little information online, many describe this as a very vintage sounding pre, similar in many respects to the Alembic F1X, but with more flexibility. I always felt it had a very hi fi, "Marcus Miller", quality to it with full lows and a very pretty glassy top end. I had paired it with a Crown Micro Tech and it was the tone to die for. I do not have the footswitch, nor saw any real need for it.
Exact specs are kind of tough as the only manuals that I knew of were in German, but here is what I know about it.
2 inputs that can be used simultaneously.
6 bands of EQ (not exactly sure where they are notched as they have descriptive labels on each of them, i.e. "Contra", "Bass", "Voice", "Mid", "Bite" and "Edge")
Bass and treble boost switches
Separate switched tube channel with gain and volume control
Direct switch to bypass EQ section
Switchable compressor with attack and intensity control
Master volume Price is $325 shipped and insured
, via Fed Ex, to anywhere in the continental US. Shipping to AK, HI, or Canada is a possibility, but please contact me for rates. Sorry, no other foreign transactions. Paypal accepted. I am considering a few trades below and would be willing to do gear + cash either way, but please, nothing else if it's not included on this list. I have more gear than I know what to do with and absolutely have to clear some stuff out.
Fender Custom Shop Vintage Reissue Basses
Fender American Vintage Basses
Fender 70s Reissue P Bass
Hofner Basses (German)
Alleva Coppolo Basses
Bluesman Vintage Basses
Musicman Stingray Classic 4/5
Spector Euro Doug Wimbish
Jule Amps Monique
MXR Bass Overdrive
MXR Bass Octave Deluxe
MXR Bass Envelope Filter
MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe
TC Flashback IMPORTANT NOTE:
I'll be available to answer any questions and/or ship immediately until 3/14/13 when I'm having some fairly major surgery. As a consequence, it's unlikely that I'll be able to ship or even correspond much from 3/14/13 through 3/28/13 or so, but I'll do my best to respond to any inquiries just as soon as I can. Thanks for understanding.