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    I have an AIMS "Personalized" Vocal Sound System amp head up for sale. It was manufactured in Arizona in the 70's. Obviously from the name, this was originally designed as a vocal amp, hence the four individual channels. However, I have been using it for both guitar and bass and it completely KILLS! I A/B'ed this amp next to an early 70's Ampeg V-4B head, through the same speaker setup. I honestly couldn't tell a difference. Guitarists: This AIMS amp really nails that early 70's Rolling Stones sound. Crank it up and you're into overdriven classic rock glory. Take it down a few notches and you have your Fender-esque cleans. For bassists who like a slightly overdriven, growling tone, this is the amp you need. It sounds so good I can't do it justice here. This amp has a master volume, which is a nice touch. The spring reverb works perfectly and sounds fantastic. Each channel has controls for volume, treble, bass, and reverb, as well as two 1/4" inputs. Recently serviced and retubed with Svetlana 6550's. Inside and out, this amp is near mint. It even comes with a fitted hard case to protect it during transport.

    PRICE UPDATE: I'm looking for [COLOR="Red"]$350 plus shipping for the amp with the case. If you want a loud, vintage tube amp that is ready to be played for years and years to come but you don't want to break the bank, this is exactly what you've been looking for. It's super cool and I would never sell it, but I am primarily playing bass right now and I can't justify keeping this amp, my V-4B AND my SVT.

    Here is the EXACT same model of amp on Ebay, right now, for $650, in worse shape and with no case:
    AIMS on Ebay.

    As far as trades go, I am looking for the following items:
    Full trades
    -70's Rickenbacker 4001 and 4003 bass copies
    -Epiphone Rivoli bass
    -Early 80's era Japanese Squier Precision or Jazz bass

    Partial trades
    -Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer (plus $150)
    -Electro Harmonix Graphic Fuzz (plus $200)

    PM me or reply in this thread if interested. Thanks!
    Bass:
    1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
    Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

    Ampeg SVT, MTI era
    Ampeg 8x10
    Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
    Ampeg B-15N

    Guitar:
    1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
    Ampeg V-4B
    Ampeg VT-40
    Marshall 1960AV 4x12
    Traynor YBA-1

  • #2
    Bump for an awesome amp in need of a new home where it will be played as often as it deserves. Don't miss out on this one, they don't pop up that often.
    Bass:
    1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
    Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

    Ampeg SVT, MTI era
    Ampeg 8x10
    Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
    Ampeg B-15N

    Guitar:
    1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
    Ampeg V-4B
    Ampeg VT-40
    Marshall 1960AV 4x12
    Traynor YBA-1

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    • #3
      Weekend bump. Perfect amp for those who play both guitar and bass, and would like to have a simple, reasonably priced, no frills amp that excels for both.

      Or just use it as a P.A. It's the amp that does it all, haha.
      Bass:
      1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
      Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

      Ampeg SVT, MTI era
      Ampeg 8x10
      Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
      Ampeg B-15N

      Guitar:
      1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
      Ampeg V-4B
      Ampeg VT-40
      Marshall 1960AV 4x12
      Traynor YBA-1

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      • #4
        damn thats cool, takes 6l6s i presume?

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        • #5
          6550's. Svetlanas at that. The best modern option.

          The previous owner had it retubed and serviced. I've put maybe five hours on the amp since buying it. Not because it is anything less than a great amp. It rules. I just have too many amps around and this is the only one I can justify selling right now.
          Bass:
          1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
          Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

          Ampeg SVT, MTI era
          Ampeg 8x10
          Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
          Ampeg B-15N

          Guitar:
          1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
          Ampeg V-4B
          Ampeg VT-40
          Marshall 1960AV 4x12
          Traynor YBA-1

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          • #6
            Bump.
            Bass:
            1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
            Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

            Ampeg SVT, MTI era
            Ampeg 8x10
            Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
            Ampeg B-15N

            Guitar:
            1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
            Ampeg V-4B
            Ampeg VT-40
            Marshall 1960AV 4x12
            Traynor YBA-1

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            • #7
              Bump for the weekend.

              This thing would make a good amp for any instrument, including keyboards.
              Bass:
              1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
              Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

              Ampeg SVT, MTI era
              Ampeg 8x10
              Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
              Ampeg B-15N

              Guitar:
              1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
              Ampeg V-4B
              Ampeg VT-40
              Marshall 1960AV 4x12
              Traynor YBA-1

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              • #8
                Anyone? I need this gone soon. Tired of listing it on Craigslist. It kind of blows my mind that a nearly 40 year old high quality, U.S. manufactured tube amp in near mint condition is proving so difficult to sell or trade.
                Bass:
                1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
                Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

                Ampeg SVT, MTI era
                Ampeg 8x10
                Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
                Ampeg B-15N

                Guitar:
                1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
                Ampeg V-4B
                Ampeg VT-40
                Marshall 1960AV 4x12
                Traynor YBA-1

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                • #9
                  To the top.

                  If this doesn't get claimed soon, I may have to resort to Ebay, which I've been avoiding like the plague. If it goes on Ebay, the price will go up. Don't miss out. Again, I'll consider trades for vintage Rickenbacker bass copies (Electra, etc.), Ampeg combos (VT-22, VT-40, etc.), an Epiphone Rivoli bass, a Silvertone 1484, etc. Let me know what you've got.
                  Bass:
                  1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
                  Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

                  Ampeg SVT, MTI era
                  Ampeg 8x10
                  Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
                  Ampeg B-15N

                  Guitar:
                  1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
                  Ampeg V-4B
                  Ampeg VT-40
                  Marshall 1960AV 4x12
                  Traynor YBA-1

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                  • #10
                    Bump again. Will entertain reasonable offers.
                    Bass:
                    1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
                    Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

                    Ampeg SVT, MTI era
                    Ampeg 8x10
                    Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
                    Ampeg B-15N

                    Guitar:
                    1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
                    Ampeg V-4B
                    Ampeg VT-40
                    Marshall 1960AV 4x12
                    Traynor YBA-1

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                    • #11
                      Price drop. $375. I'm almost giving this away.
                      Bass:
                      1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
                      Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

                      Ampeg SVT, MTI era
                      Ampeg 8x10
                      Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
                      Ampeg B-15N

                      Guitar:
                      1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
                      Ampeg V-4B
                      Ampeg VT-40
                      Marshall 1960AV 4x12
                      Traynor YBA-1

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                      • #12
                        $350. Buyer pays shipping. I have somebody local coming to look at it Sunday, but.....it remains a "first come first serve" deal. I won't go any lower than $350.
                        Bass:
                        1983 Squier Precision Bass, MIJ
                        Fender Jazz Bass, MIM

                        Ampeg SVT, MTI era
                        Ampeg 8x10
                        Mesa Boogie Road Ready 2x15
                        Ampeg B-15N

                        Guitar:
                        1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
                        Ampeg V-4B
                        Ampeg VT-40
                        Marshall 1960AV 4x12
                        Traynor YBA-1

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                        • #13
                          I might be interested I just picked up a vtb 120 bass amp but sounds great with guitar would you have an idea on shipping to brownsville, tx. 78521

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                          • #14
                            I am interested in the AIMS head. I used to work at the factory.

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