Boutique 45W Guitar Amp Head & Speaker Cabinet Reduced $4500 to $2000!
Bad News - Named in recognition of the Young Ones Band, Bad News; worse than Spinal Tap
Bad News is a vintage sounding 45W hot-biased class A/B guitar amp, covered in genuine cow hide. It is matched with single 12” speaker cab made of 32mm mahogany, and also covered in cow hide.
Bad News is all handmade including point to point wired all valve audio circuitry, 5 position switched bass & treble controls, cold/warm “flavour” switch, presence control, triode (half power, more rounded compression) or pentode power amp modes, and 12” alnico 40/80W Jensen speaker.
This system is a floor model and is selling for (less than) half price; the components and materials to build this amp cost over $3000, and it took over 120 hours to build and tweak.
This amp was designed for optimum sound quality, and is fairly heavy (Head 25kg, Cab 23kg). It includes one 12AX7 & one 12AT7 pre-amp valve & two 6CA7 (“bottle” EL34s) power-amp valves. As aforementioned power-amp is class A/B “hot” fixed biased, giving a very loud, detailed and warm sounding 45W of power (22W if switched to triode mode).
This switch significantly changes the topology of the power valves. Typically the total power output available when in triode mode is slightly under half that of pentode. Clipping is also less harsh (more rounded) and the general tone and frequency response of the amp is different. Triode mode allows for a more overdriven amp sound, at lower volume levels.
About “Fade To Grey”
I am an electrical-engineer, and have run a small guitar amp design, customisation, repair, rebuild, and manufacturing business since 2006, based in Forestville, Sydney. Every amp is of a unique design, is handmade and handwired, and contains only high quality components. Currently I have this amp in stock, and another saleable. Please drop by and have a play!
- Date Listed:30/06/2020
- Last Edited:30/06/2020
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