Sold Carol Ann British Series 78-50H (Marshall 800-esque)

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  1. severinsteel

    severinsteel Supporting Member

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    Up for sale, is my Carol Ann British Series 78-50H. This is a super nice revised version of the the classic Marshall 2204 circuit, which is my favorite amp circuit ever. I've owned it for around 6 months, purchased new from Humbucker Music. I believe it was one of the last two produced in a series of around 25 amps. It's in very nice shape, no issues at all. Only used at home and at a few rehearsals. It has an amazing FX loop, as well as a really nice master volume. By far, the most friendly 2204-like amp I've tried.

    Big price drop, for local Nashville deal! Looking for $1,200. I paid almost 2k about 6 months ago for this new.

    Here is an in depth description from the original website:

    With the Carol-Ann British Series 78-50H, Alan at Carol-Ann has recreated the magic of the late 70's JMP / early 80's JCM800 with a few added bonuses.
    Essentially, this head is more of a handwired, modified JCM800 master volume circuit that's full sounding, not as bright and ratty as an original, much better master volume design, much lower noise floor, and a superior design tube driven effects loop.
    Beginning around 1976 and due partially to falling sales amongst Master Volume amps, Marshall faced a market claiming that there wan't enough gain at lower volume in their MV amps. At this time, they decided to try something different. They decided to cascade the pre-amp to get extra pre-amp saturation. It was an instant success. While you could drive it like a Plexi by leaving the Master on 10, rich, overdriven tones were now available at any volume.
    If you're looking for that epic AC/DC, "Rocker Switch Era" Marshall tone, this is it!
    It features an extremely high-end custom tube driven effects loop with unity gain/zero loss using the 5814 tube similar to the other loops in the Carol-Ann lineup.
    Features

    50W Output
    2 x EL34 Power Tubes
    3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
    1 x 5814 Effects Loop Tube
    Hi and Lo input
    Master Volume
    Preamp Volume
    Treble - Master Treble Control
    Middle - Master Middle control
    Bass - Master Bass Control
    Presence: Global Presence Control
    120V AC - Dual 120/240V Available Special Order
    Dimensions: 29" Wide x 11.5" High x 8.25" Deep

     
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  2. rh

    rh Robo Sapien NoiseMaker Gold Supporting Member

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    Sweet!
     
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    Shipping cost to 91730?
     
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    severinsteel Supporting Member

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    Big price cut for local Nashville, TN sale. $1,200.

    Want to plan a head, as it looks like I'll be laid off in the coming weeks.
     
  5. playthecray

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    I can't believe this amp is still available. GLWS.
     
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    rh Robo Sapien NoiseMaker Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, me neither. If I was certain I'd be playing out again before the end of the year I'd have bought it already. ;)
     
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    timc Silver Supporting Member

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    I am sorry to hear that, GLWTS.

    tim
     
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    severinsteel Supporting Member

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    Thanks Tim. As of now, we are furloughed at Gibson. Not sure how long it will last, or if some of us will lose our jobs. Granted, this isn't new for a lot of folks, and many have it way worse than me. But just trying to be responsible and keep the cash flow incoming.
     
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    PM sent with logistics & payment questions.
     
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