Just back from a 3-week run with my favorite Aussie, Geoff Achison. He comes to the States semi-annually and for each visit I build him a new amp. (See video below) Way too much hassle to take to or from Oz, I sell them when he's done and build him another when he comes back.
This amp is ostensibly a Black Dog 50, though it has been modded (actually I just built it this way) to the Model 1958 spec that has the polite demeanor and requisite horsepower that Geoff needs. There's a video here that is from his last visit this past fall, so you can get a feel for how he breaks in each one I make for him. In addition to being a monster guitar virtuoso, he is a singer-songwriter, so his venues are low-impact in terms of equipment needs. He travels with only the amp and two guitars. Most of his travel is by car.
Technically speaking, this amp is powered by a pair of cathode-biased EL34s, powered by a relatively tame 5U4GB rectifier tube, for about 32 watts. This 212 features the classic speaker pairing of a Vintage 30 with a 70th Anniversary G12H, for added character, personality, and texture. The amp itself is already quite lively harmonically. Included is a drooling, dripping wet reverb - wettest I ever made - so the fun never stops. This amp will go toe-to-toe with ANY boutique 212 in the 30-40 watt bracket, and it has the famous Goodsell Lifetime Warranty, limited only by my lifetime.
Please note that I am entertaining OFFERS, so don't be put off by the price - even though it would be competitive for $1000 more. It won't be exactly new, so here's a chance to lock it well below the regular price. Let me hear from you. Questions welcomed.
$2,950 + $75 Shipping
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