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Vintage 1970s Vampower MK1 MK1A 100w Early Valve Amplifier Head


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Vintage 1970s Vampower MK1 MK1A 100w Early Valve Amplifier Head

Vintage 1970s Vampower MK1 MK1A 100w Early Valve Amplifier Head

We’ve had a couple of these in in our time, and this is by far the nicest one! This was purchased from someone who bought it locally off the original owner, who had had it since new. It is uncirculated and very special indeed. We believe this could be one of the first Vampower amplifiers out there, sporting no serial number and the early configuration of black tipped knobs and small indicator lights. The mustard cap codes date this to early 1970. There are no indications that this once had a logo on it, with no holes or glue marks, so we believe this originally came without a logo –  regular occurrence on these early versions.

This has two original Mullard EL34s and 2x Marshall replacements, and the ECC83s are both Pinnacle, along with an unbranded ECC82. Unfortunately the original owner added flight case corners to the amplifier, meaning the silver lining you see is permanent, unless taken off to reveal holes on the corners. One of the transformers looks like it has been bent in the past, but it doesn’t have an effect on the sound at all. There have also been some changed components in the past, including a couple of capacitors. Please check out the in-depth pictures below as these form part of our description.

This amplifier has been serviced to a playable & safe standard, by one of our leading amp techs. To find out more about what our service includes, please check out our terms and conditions before purchasing.

At The Music Locker we will do all we can for you to get the instrument you want. You’re more than welcome to come and have a play on this, coupled with one of our vintage guitars!

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The Music Locker prides itself on offering vintage and collectable pre-owned instruments and equipment (the Products).

We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.

It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.

The Music Locker cannot accept responsibility for any costs of refurbishment to a standard different to the one advertised.