Post by shawn71770 on Oct 25, 2007 15:49:16 GMT -7
Hi Shawn, any chance of sending it to me in Australia?
Thanks for the interest. I can get an estimate but you would need to cover all of the costs...even for Buy It Now (and probably pay duty when it arrives in Australia). I gather it would very, very expensive to ship, though. Also, it's built for US current so you would probably need some sort of heavy duty high quality voltage converter to avoid damaging the amp. Let me know if you'd like me to find out...but be prepared for an expensive proposition.
Post by groovergeorge on Oct 26, 2007 0:46:52 GMT -7
All is good with me making the "Z's" work at my end. I have 3 already that I use an expensive high quality step down transformer on. I realize shipping is going to be pricey but I am willing to pay the cost as I have been G.A.S'ing for a KT45 for some time now. I figure it should be around the same as i paid to get Curt's (tele62) Z-28 out here in June. Lets start with FEDEX door to door.
Just a few of questions if thats ok with you.
What kind of condition is your 45 in by the way. Any scratches,dings marks or rips in the tolex? What kind/brand of tubes are you running in it? Are there any issues with the amp? When did you buy and what is the year of production?
Post by shawn71770 on Oct 27, 2007 12:09:42 GMT -7
I was finally able to get out to get some shipping estimates for you: FedEx w/insurance ~$351.55 and DHL w/insurance ~$296.01 (US Dollars).
If you don't see this before the end of the auction I'll probably relist if no one buys....unless of course I chicken out and decide to keep it.
The tubes are Electro Harmonix...kind of old but still holding up. Couldn't hurt to replace them but you shouldn't have to. Amp looks good, tolex and all (always transported in a roadcase). I am the original owner...my memory is a bit fuzzy but I've sent an email to Dr Z to see if he has the records on the amp, especially on the work he did to it around 2001 or so. The amp was bought new around 1999 shortly after it was born. The amp blew out around 2000 or 2001 and the good Doctor went through it..I believe replacing the tranny and switching it to solid state rectifier from tube, and tweaking it for "full out" use (I tended to run the amp full out to get "that" sound...occasionally with a Hot Plate but usually not). I NEVER had a problem since...Dr Z pronounced it good to go...the amp loves loud and loves Rickenbackers (I wish I could find a smaller combo DR Z that sounds and reacts just like the KT-45 but at lower volumes). My last band broke up last January and I'm trying to buy a condo so I've tentatively put the amp on Ebay...but it hurts and I may chicken out between relistings I'd feel much better about it if I knew there was a combo out there that could do the job I could eventually replace it with.
Hope the rambling makes sense but it should give you a good idea where the amps at.