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Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by JOE EDO, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. JOE EDO

    JOE EDO Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Central New York
    New York
    Purchased new by me less than a year ago (power cable will be included..not shown in pictures below). Price includes shipping/ insurance to the lower 48. Here are a few pictures:







    From the web page:
    an elegant tube Bass pre-amplifier inspired by Ampeg’s iconic Portaflex series.

    The Zephyr features:

    - 12AX7 preamp tube* selected for good tone and low microphonics, and run at correct voltages (not a starved plate design)

    - Mosfet buffered Lo-Z output, drives modern solid state power amps or recording interfaces with ease.

    - Gain, Treble, Bass controls - uses a James Tonestack to provide a wide adjustment range with minimal interaction.

    - Range control – sweeps the tonestack "midpoint" anywhere between 150Hz and 1KHz

    - Hi switch – adds a "bright cap" to the circuit to open up the high frequencies a bit.

    - Mid switch – provides a healthy bump around 250Hz

    - Lo switch – another healthy bump, this time at 80Hz (without any mud!).

    - HPF switch - a gentle roll off beginning around 100Hz

    - Low impedance output, with an additional “thru” jack for splitting your Bass signal to another amp.

    - Balanced DI output, featuring a custom wound Cinemag transformer for full frequency response. Ground lift switch for good measure.

    - Separate master volumes for preamp out and balanced out. Lets you dial in some grit, and adjust stage volume to the board.

    - DC referenced heaters, for ultra quiet operation.

    - Turret board construction, Mil-spec Teflon wire, etc.

    - Carling switches, Switchcraft jacks, Belton sockets, etc.

    - Powder-coated steel 1U chassis. Weighs ~8 lb.

    - Anodized aluminum faceplate, all stainless steel hardware.
    $750 + shipping. Current build time around 5 weeks.
    SactoBass likes this.
  2. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    One of these is on my radar as a must try.

    Need to sell a few things first before further discussion can take place.

    GLWTS in the meantime!
  3. JOE EDO

    JOE EDO Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Central New York
    On hold pending payment
  4. bassballs27

    bassballs27 Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Ontario, CANADA
    Nice! These usually go quick.
  5. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Someone got a GREAT pre!
    arbitrary likes this.

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