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OH MY!! Found this on Ebay. HOLY $#%*!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassmusic17, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
  2. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Yeah, it's been on eBay for quite a while. I saw an eBay link on TB about six months ago for this.

    Great bedroom practice rig! ;)
  3. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    No thanks.
  4. Oh my indeed.
    Those are folded horns, aren't they? I have never seen these in my life.
    I just can't imagine owning such an awesome rig. How many of these were even produced?!
  5. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    If I remember correctly, you have to have all the cabinets connected to get the full output.

    It can be modded though. It's a museum piece really.
  6. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    My bud had that head. The lights dimmed when he powered it up! :D
  7. Well you wouldn't mod a museum piece; it's mentioned in the ad that it's actually residing in the Fender museum.
  8. majortoby


    Jul 2, 2009
    Tampa, Fl USA
    I really wonder what that sounds like fully overdriven with all three cabs connected...
  9. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    Like the sky is opening up, and the rapture is upon us I would imagine.
  10. majortoby


    Jul 2, 2009
    Tampa, Fl USA
    The rapture, or the apocalypse?! :bassist:
  11. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Looks like a doomsday computer from the original Star Trek.
  12. DZello


    Sep 28, 2007
    Montréal, Québec
    Exactly what I was thinking!
  13. Actually if you want to know what it sounded like, listen to live Allman Brothers from that time period. Berry Oakley used one. And, correct, you have to have all three cabinets to get the full power.
  14. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    What an amazing thing for Fender to have produced! If it was done even halfway right it would be incredible with three 18" drivers in folded horns with all that power ! You sure wouldn't need any PA assistance. It might even have been dangerous to be standing in front of it - seriously.
  15. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    I couldn't imagine ever needing anything else. This is just stupid loud.
  16. I've never seen one of those cabinets. The original Fender amp stand is at least as rare. The amps do pop up from time to time, but not usually so nice looking. Seems to me that's a great deal, but shipping across the continent would be ridiculous.

    I haven't been able to get any overdrive from mine, but I haven't turned it all the way up. I'm only using 2 cabinets (NOT the obelisks in the pic!) usually, so it's only putting out watts on par with the feeble SVT. I wouldn't want to mod an ugly one like mine, never mind an actual museum piece. Hard to find somebody that could do it, cost more than buying a new amp, and remove what made this one special.

    This. Hasn't stopped me from buying other stuff, of course. I bought a TB-approved brand lightweight head as a "backup" but never needed it. When I took it out of its bag recently, it was stone cold dead and well out of warranty. I'll stick with my reprehensible Iron Age tech.
  17. Roland GR 88

    Roland GR 88

    Sep 16, 2013
    Welcome back baby.......One of these with a Peavey MKIII was my rig around 1985.
    I moved, the cab sat on my friends front porch in downtown Toronto for 4 years before it disappeared. Sounded exactly as you'd expect. :rollno:
  18. Pearly Gator

    Pearly Gator

    Dec 10, 2005
    Looks like Fender's copy of the Cerwin-Vega B48, or the other one that Gene Cerwinski designed for Acoustic, for use with the Acoustic 360.
  19. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The 400PS is one of those "mother of all amps" amps.

    There is a 300PS for sale here locally. I haven't sold my firstborn into bondage to get it............yet. :D

    And yeah, 3 power section outs. 145 watts to one cab, 290 watts to 2 cabs, 435 watts to 3 cabs......all tube.

    As we all know, the equivelent "balls" in a solid state offering would require 43,500 transistor watts, but they still wouldn't have tone.

  20. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Praytell....have you tried the guitar channel with all the extra eq, or any input jack jumpering?

    I'm pretty keen on this 300PS, though it is a commitment. Especially considering I also have a Peavey Classic 400 sitting here that's only a handfull of power tubes away from being another ultimate rig of doom.