SUNN 190L BASS GUITAR O))) Vibrato Reverb! Vintage 60s Tube amp Head FREE Ship! 101119


Regular price $1,250
Description
This is a late 60s vintage Sunn 190L tube amp head in extremely clean condition. It has a black amp cover not shown in pictures. Around 1968 Sunn was breaking new ground making amps that put out the volume to keep up with guitars and drums in a live setting. The result is a bunch of tube amp heads that start to shake the rafters once Volume gets past about 3. They also happen to be super reliable.

The controls on it actually do something! The Mid Boost switch offers a subtle yet noticeable change in your tone and (unlike say the "Bright" switch on a Bassman), both positions actually sound good. Volume, Treble, Bass, and Contour knobs all really shape the tone--seriously a surprisingly variable EQ section (unlike my Bassman where the Treble/Bass both might as well be an on/off switch cause you can get just about two different tones from them). The Reverb is also subtle. You can set different levels--not like some amps where once Reverb is above 1 you're just in the Grand Canyon. The Vibrato takes a little getting used to: But you can tease out some great settings. The knob turns are super sensitive. Sometimes the tiniest knob turn can really make the Vibrato hit the right spot. The Reverb/Vibrato are not common on these old Sunns, so that's a big plus.

These 60s Sunn amps sound warm and killer on both bass and guitar. Basically they give you a ton of warm headroom. So they are the perfect pedal machines. Just put any decent overdrive in front of it and you're good. 8 ohm output and 4 ohm extension cab out. These supposedly put out 70 watts, but they are stupid loud, so have some solid speakers! Loaded with two USA Tung-Sol power tubes and a British Mullard "IEC" 6AN8A pre-amp tube.

These old Sunn's are like an old Volkswagen Beetle, so simple and last forever! I'm only selling this because it's just sitting not getting used. This deserves to be gigging. Notice all the tolex looks perfect. Grille cloth great. Controls all work a treat. No issues or problems with this head. It's hard to part with a head this reliable and good sounding. Thanks for looking.

Wikipedia Info
In early 1963, the Kingsmen, a band based in Portland, Oregon, became known for their hit version of the song "Louie, Louie". After its hit single, the band soon embarked on a 50-state national tour. Because the band was used to playing small hops and school dances, many of the members found themselves ill-equipped with the amplifiers that they were currently using. Bassist Norm Sundholm discovered that his bass amp was not nearly powerful enough to play larger concert halls. Sundholm enlisted the help of his brother Conrad to help solve his problem. By 1964, the Sundholm brothers had designed a high-powered concert bass amplifier. The early Sunn amplifiers relied heavily on David Hafler-designed tube amplifiers and preamps sold by the Dynaco Hi-fi company

What You Get
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.