Kern IP777 Preamp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by mrcircle, Jun 17, 2013.


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  1. mrcircle

    mrcircle peacenik Supporting Member

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    Hey all,

    I've decided that if I hang on to this any longer, I'm in danger of becoming a hoarder. It's everything you've heard about and more, but I'm just not playing much these days so it's time to pass it along.

    One of the great things about owning a Kern is that, besides the fact that it's built like a tank, if anything ever does go wrong with it, Les Plopa, the designer, will repair it for free. When it developed a slight hum in the DI a while back, I sent it to Les and he went through everything with a fine tooth comb, making a few upgrades that he'd designed after this one was built. I've only used it a handful of times since, so it's in excellent working order.

    It's also in great shape cosmetically. As you can see in the photos, other than a few minor surface scratches on the top the unit is very clean.

    It will ship with a JAN Philips 12AX7WA in V1. I did a bunch of tube rolling early on and this was what I kept coming back to, as did Tom Bowlus in this preamp tube shoot out (scroll down to Post #86 for his results):

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/best-preamp-testing-tubes-182980/

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    I'll take $650 including shipping to the CONUS. Not looking for any trades, but I'm always a sucker for a good P-bass or a Bergantino cab.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    Michael
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    Where are you located and do you take Paypal?
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    Bump for a killer pre! I've had two over the years... A mecca of tonnnnnnnnnnne!
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    I'm in Boise, Idaho. PayPal is fine.
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