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SOLD Reduced: Ampeg V-4B, early 70s black line AND 2x15 Bassman

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by setyaback, Dec 4, 2018.


  1. setyaback

    setyaback

    Apr 14, 2015
    St. Paul MN
    Price:
    $800
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Early 70's blackline V-4B head. Quad of vintage RCA 7027 power tubes; vintage Magnavox rectifier tube; mixed bag of preamp tubes. Conservatively rated at 100 watts. All knobs and switches function with minimal noise.

    This amp sounds ridiculously good but hasn't seen much use in the last year since I stopped gigging and recording. Had it into a local shop this week, tested out great. They said they'd sell at about $950 if they took it in.

    For local buyers I will toss in a FREE silverface Fender Bassman 2x15 cab. (the pictured B40 is not available.) Cannot ship the cab.

    Minor issues:

    - Standby light is out (probably the classic blown 180k resistor at R54, see Ampeg V4.com | All Ampeg All The Time for easy fix) and the Power light flickers.

    - Channel 2 will cut out if the "ultra low" rocker switch isn't in the sweet spot. It's not an issue as long as you know where to set it.

    Local pickup in MN preferred. Delivery also possible depending on location.

    Willing to do Paypal and ship, price depends on location.

    PM me and I'm happy to share my feedback history on Reverb and eBay.

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
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  2. setyaback

    setyaback

    Apr 14, 2015
    St. Paul MN
    Curious, is my pricing way off? Others on Reverb seem higher, even the later 70's ones with plastic knobs?
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  3. tbird46553

    tbird46553 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    North Central IN
    Personally I think it's a good price. Just a tough time of year to sell perhaps. Money going for holiday stuff. Ironically I have the same issues you mentioned on mine! IMG_0007.JPG
     
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  4. setyaback

    setyaback

    Apr 14, 2015
    St. Paul MN
    Thanks for the input. I think they're pretty common issues, easy/cheap to fix, but also fine to ignore forever while enjoying that tasty warm ampeg goodness.
     
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  5. setyaback

    setyaback

    Apr 14, 2015
    St. Paul MN
    Priced reduced a bit. Willing to ship but buyer will cover.
     
  6. bhoff5150

    bhoff5150 Supporting Member

    I have this same amp with original tubes. I can tell you this thing sounds monstrous. I prefer the tone of this amp over my SVT CL.
     
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  7. denton57

    denton57 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2005
    Arkansas
    Bump for great amp. My 73 V4 is my best sounding amp and I also prefer it to any other amp I’ve owned - including 70’s SVT’s.
     
  8. OldSchool50

    OldSchool50 OldSchool50 Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Connecticut
    +1 I have an early V-4b, circa 1970, and it is the best sounding amp to my ear that I've owned. Simple to to use and just the best vintage tone I"ve found. Not light, but no SVT either. Just love it.
     
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