Amps from the library getting released

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marshall jmp: 1976 transitional small side panel headbox marshall JMP 4 input 50 watter with fresh EL34 power tubes and a mix of JJ and other preamp tubes for best sound. original drake transformers NO HOLES drilled. earlier (correctly done) conversion from north american 6550 power tubes to el34 power tubes. comes with “big M” marshall 4×12 checkerboard grille cloth loaded with g12t75 celestion 12″ speakers. the cab has 2 holes cut and filled on the top blocked off with panels (why? i dunno, blame the 70′s) get the whole kit and kaboodle: 1899. this amp is from my personal library stash, and has a hard wired 3 pin power plug and a replacement later model output ohm selector (marshall) replacing the trashed “staple type” output selector (i think i still have it if you want it, but would NOT use it). original circuit with a just a few replaced parts that needed doing (original caps leaking, plate resistors gettin funky/noisy) this is a great, working vintage amp. has a lot of original mustard caps in it. and its GOT IT sound wise. would prefer to sell locally, but could sell just the head and ship it, or possibly ship both.



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matamp 1224 MKII loaded with quad of EL34′s (fresh tubes throughout, actually) black plexi face with newly tolexed matamp green tolex headshell with old gold corners. nice amp. $1599


sound city 120 MK4 6xEL34 power tube head $750
original partridge transformers, cleaned up and replaced some dead/dying components. still has the “active eq” and other circuitry.

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Caribou 50 ‘Bobber’ – Kickstarter exclusive mockup

in the vein of this:



we present THIS


The Bobber ‘Variant’


-2 channel amp w/matching footswitch
-clean/vintage channel: volume w/ shared treble/middle/bass/presence control
-gain channel: pre gain, contour, master volume w/ shared treble/middle/bass/presence control
-switchable TMB/Baxandall tone control
-rear mounted 1/2 power switch
-outputs for 4/8/16 ohms
3x12AX7 preamp
120/240v international power
duet power tubes:
5881/6L6WBG 50 watt / 25 watt powered unit

Dark Grey smooth pattern tolex
Oil rubbed Dark Bronze faceplate handles
Special Black/Grey lettering faceplate graphics
Dark Grey/Metallic/Black/Clear chickenhead knobs (tbd color)

Kickstarter Limited Edition marked.

comes with solid cables GT series speaker and instrument cables, as well as high quality mercury magnetics power cord (n america purchasers only)



also reminds me a bit of this:


FEB 13 Hovercraft amps garage sale – at the one moto show in portland



amp parts, guitar parts, cable junk, magazines, weird shit. motorcycle parts and other random crap from the shop that we gotta get rid of. most priced at $1 per pound.. bring boxes, bring bags.

amps available to peep at, including our new caribou KT88 2 channel head!

we will have our 1979 cafe racer styled CX500 motorcycle up for grabs, cheap.


details, directions, times here:

Caribou KT88 Kickstarter almost ready for launch!


only a day or so befor we launch our kickstarter for our new CARIBOU KT88 duet powered tube amp build run.. very excited! designed here in portland, its gonna run with boutique amps at an amazing price. because we are a small local company, we can offer them up with custom options that arent available from any other manufacturer. today we sit at almost 600 amps re/made by us since the beginning (holy CRAP)

more details soon. we will be offering them up from 20w 6V6, el34, 6L6, and 6550 power up to KT120′s with mercury magnetic CUSTOM transformers..

this is gonna be a limited run of amps, the first run of an amp we designed from scratch using all the lessons we’ve learned from the beginning, which give us the ability to offer up sounds never heard before in any amp…

this. is. huge.

dwarvenaut 20 “speakerhugger” mk1 2 channel is now available..

dwarvenaut 20 mk1 “speakerhugger” 2 channel with independant preamp gain and master volumes is now up for grabs. this is done as a “classic spec” amp, think of it as a baby falcon, basically. trimmed out in streaked slate grey tolex with custom sunn themed tshirt faceplate this amp is $725 + shipping and was used on the upcoming Icarus The Owl recording sessions here in portland for all guitar parts. it handily smoked the studio amp selection, fought its way past the bouncers, then ran up its credit card at the bar before smacking the mic on the stage, and slinking off, draped cape, minder and deli tray following closely behind…


this 20 watt tube amp comes with solid cables GT speaker and instrument cables free, as well as a genuine mercury magnetics power cable and custom channel footswitch.