SOLD Trace Elliot V6!!! Close to mint!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by tabooze24, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Price:
    One rare Trace Elliot V6 for sale. Serial number seems to indicate the unit was manufactured in 1989. This amplifier is in excellent condition, close to mint in my opinion, however, not brand new. As some of you know the carpet covering on these vintage Trace Elliot amps are prone to become fuzzy quite easily. The carpet covering on this one is still tight.

    This amp is incredibly loud and powerful. It gives you that desired tubey thick bottom and sparkling top end. 400watts into 2ohms or 4ohms.

    This amplifier has been serviced by Ontario Audio Video in Brampton Ontario (authorized Peavey/Trace Elliot/Ampeg technicians) and has been given a clean bill of health. Due to some hiss it was originally thought the power tubes were on the way out, hence, new matched tubes from the Tube Store were purchased and installed by Ontario Audio Video. In the end a cracked potentiometer was the “main” culprit. Ontario Audio Video claims the original tubes still needed to be replaced.

    A couple of the chrome corners of this amplifier have started to tarnish a bit. These corners can be replaced, however, I opted not to do so. Personally, I believe keeping the amp all original as much as possible is better.

    What’s included:

    -Trace Elliot V6 (400w version)

    -Installed matched sextet of Sovtek KT88’s (brand new and recommended by the Tube Store for this amp)

    -The original sextet of Trace Elliot KT88’s (These test like new on my Mercury Tube Tester for what it’s worth)

    -Documentation from Ontario Audio Video

    Take advantage of the opportunity to make this unique vintage piece of gear yours. It will only get more collectable as time goes on.


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  2. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Traces are simply tremendous heads. Sweet tone but can be brutal, too. Have a V6 & V4. Love them both (my v6 could be a twin of yours :D). GLWTS!
  3. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    That amp looks sweet! Alas you are in Canada.:bawl:
  4. PM's replied.
  5. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV "There's nuthin wrong with this brain!" Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
  6. Indeed. Really nice amplifier!
  7. Wow that was quick! The Green Machine is gone and will enjoy a new home in Seattle with TL77.
  8. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Damn! Can't believe I missed this ... in Canada too.
  9. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller

    Dec 10, 2009
    LAnsing MI
    Someone got a great sounding amp
  10. WalWarrior


    Mar 20, 2006
    MD suburbs
    I love mine. These are truly the Holy Grails of bass amps. Rare. Very hard to find. Mine was re-tubed brand new power section of 6 x Sovtek KT88s, and upgraded the 4 x 12AX7s to a matched quad of NOS 1951 Telefunken smooth plates!! (worth big $!) These tubes alone are incredibly rare. I added the crowning touch, a Vented V8 faceplate that allows a lot more airflow for cooling. Here she sits atop the Berg NV610. A killer setup!

  11. Bigbri


    Aug 4, 2015
    I just picked up a v6 today. 200$ at a charity sale. Original tubes. I had no idea what it was as I had never seen one. Should have bought a lottery ticket too.
  12. WalWarrior


    Mar 20, 2006
    MD suburbs
    $200? What a steal. Awesome, truly awesome! That's like buying a WAL at a yard sale for 450.00
  13. Bigbri


    Aug 4, 2015
    It's going to need power tubes which I think will be close to 500. I checked out a Mesa Boogie "KT88: Eight" yesterday which was 3200 + tax and wasn't much different. I Can't ever see selling this and am dying to find a matching 4x12 cab. There is an add on ebay for what looks like a v4 and a matching 410 for 1800.00.
  14. WalWarrior


    Mar 20, 2006
    MD suburbs
    A sealed Bergantino NV610 is the ultimate pairing in my opinion. Good luck with your choices.