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BY Conway
#764195
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Conway wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:Sales thread from a while back...

http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=30847

But the pix have disappeared due to photobucket nonsense... and without pix, it ain't nothin'!



Bugger, I'll dig them out when I get home. In the mean time, close your eyes and imagine a small Marshall 1x12 combo, replete with Marshall logo, but with a black faceplate

In my imagination I have no interest in this amp whatsoever. But others might imagine it more to their tastes.
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BY WellyBlues
#764201
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Conway wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:Sales thread from a while back...

http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=30847

But the pix have disappeared due to photobucket nonsense... and without pix, it ain't nothin'!



Bugger, I'll dig them out when I get home. In the mean time, close your eyes and imagine a small Marshall 1x12 combo, replete with Marshall logo, but with a black faceplate

like this:
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BY olegmcnoleg
#764282
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Reg18 wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:
I have a 6V6-based Plexi. Indeed, it is a bit less brutal to the ears, and a bit wider tone-wise

Recommended. Having said that, I am selling it! Or you can come round and try it for reference before you break out the hot iron, if you are Aucks...


Tell me more about the amp your selling.
I liked Corey’s 18watt Marshall clone and he had both 6v6 and EL84 tubes which you could switch between.
They do change the sound/feel but it’s not necessarily better or worse.


Sales thread from a while back...

http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=30847


And now with pics too...

The Black Cat Bone is a rare, New Zealand made, handwired, early Marshall 18w plexi-style amp. It is built into a Marshall combo, so you don't forget its heritage. Neat job and with high quality components. Sounds wonderful.

This one is a bit different though. It has been worked on quite a bit by McPherson. It has the McPherson power scaling mod on the back, so you can get good power amp overdrive at bedroom volume levels--this works well. It also has a front panel switch that changes the clipping. It has been modified to run to 6V6 tubes, as opposed to ELxx, so it has (I think) a better response across the highs (glassier) and lows (deeper). It has recently been retubed. Came to me from Mr Dino.

It gives a real 18W Marshall kind of grunty tone--vintage blues, and can deliver it at lower volume.

It has a Celestion (UK) greenback speaker fitted. The cabinet is a sturdy, older Marshall combo box, not too heavy or big. It is easily portable, for a tube amp.

Test pilots welcome on the North Shore.

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BY Reg18
#764283
olegmcnoleg wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:
Reg18 wrote:
Tell me more about the amp your selling.
I liked Corey’s 18watt Marshall clone and he had both 6v6 and EL84 tubes which you could switch between.
They do change the sound/feel but it’s not necessarily better or worse.


Sales thread from a while back...

http://www.nzguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=30847


And now with pics too...

The Black Cat Bone is a rare, New Zealand made, handwired, early Marshall 18w plexi-style amp. It is built into a Marshall combo, so you don't forget its heritage. Neat job and with high quality components. Sounds wonderful.

This one is a bit different though. It has been worked on quite a bit by McPherson. It has the McPherson power scaling mod on the back, so you can get good power amp overdrive at bedroom volume levels--this works well. It also has a front panel switch that changes the clipping. It has been modified to run to 6V6 tubes, as opposed to ELxx, so it has (I think) a better response across the highs (glassier) and lows (deeper). It has recently been retubed. Came to me from Mr Dino.

It gives a real 18W Marshall kind of grunty tone--vintage blues, and can deliver it at lower volume.

It has a Celestion (UK) greenback speaker fitted. The cabinet is a sturdy, older Marshall combo box, not too heavy or big. It is easily portable, for a tube amp.

Test pilots welcome on the North Shore.

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Looks like a good amp, however once freight is considered and everything I think it’s still out of reach for me.
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BY Reg18
#764288
olegmcnoleg wrote:It is not heavy, so I expect it would be around $50 to ship.

Are you in Wellington?


I’m in chch, I think it’s still a few hundred out of reach regardless though.