Every guitar gear head has those few special amps, guitars or pedals that they regret selling. And every once in a while we get lucky and are able to reclaim the gear for our music-making arsenal. This is one of those times, and I’m on the hunt for my old 2004 Fargen Custom Jazz Amp Head.
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Have you seen this amp?
I commissioned Ben Fargen made this custom head for me back in 2004. It was designed to be a very basic blackface Fender circuit with 6500/KT88 tubes in order to get extremely clean tones for jazz or Jerry Garcia-esque tones. I requested forest green tolex as I had a couple dark brown stained 1×12 cabinets that it sat perfectly on. The setup looked like a tree! Green on top and brown on bottom.
It’s a single channel head with Volume, Treble, Mids & Bass for controls…as well as a Decade switch that mostly served as a bright switch. The back panel consisted of an On/Off switch, Standby switch, 4ohm speaker output and 8ohm speaker output. The amp was originally built with two 6550 power tubes (which I may have switched out to KT88 tubes when I sold it), and two preamp tubes (one 12ax7 and one 12at7, I believe…not not totally sure).
Here are some more pictures (click to view larger).
I sold it to Gravity Music Gear in Denver, CO sometime around 2005-2006, I believe. They likely sold it on eBay, and have no record of who the sold it to.
If the owner sees this message and would like to sell, please use this form below to contact me. At the very least, I’d like to at least know who has it and where it is so that the current owner and I can keep in touch in case he/she would like to sell it back to me one day. A little obsessive? Maybe…but I don’t care. My GAS destiny has never felt so strong 😉
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