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Offline parker_knoll

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European Sunn owners?
« on: November 11, 2012, 02:56:40 am »
Sunns are rare birds in Europe. I don't think i've ever seen a used one in a store here in the UK, and very occasionally on ebay.

Any European Sunn owners out there? Where are you and what do you have?

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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 03:41:58 am »
+1 that Sunn amps are pretty rare finding in Europe..
So Ebay or even better this forum is the best way to find some good equipment.
I am a proud owner of a Sunn Sorado, Model T (first gen) both bought from US. I have also a Sunn Coliseum Bass ("silver face") a 412L bought as a set from UK and last but not least a Sceptre 4x12" found here in Greece in an old guys basement!!
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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2012, 05:03:10 am »
+1, I live in Germany. Sometimes a concert bass or a coliseum pops up, but not very often...
I found some stuff on ebay (mainly USA), ebay "keinanzeigen" and on facebook (look sunn amps comm.). I got a 2000S, a 350B (= 2000s), two Sorados (one with GZ 34, the other solid sate), a coliseum 880 and a concert bass. I use two 4*10" Sunn/Fender (H 410).

I totally like the sound, the dynamic and the "feeling" of the tube Sunns, I use the 880 just for redocring (great fuzzy sound). I got an old Ampeg V4B from 1978- I played it last night again...nice amp but nothing feels like a Sunn!

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SUNN Sorado - 1969 / SUNN 2000S - 1970 / SUNN Sorado  - 1971 / SUNN 350B - 1973 / SUNN Coliseum 880 - 1973 / SUNN Concert Bass - 1972 / SUNN Concert Bass - 1979 / 2x SUNN 215B - 1970/75 / SUNN/SAD 2000S cab

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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 05:09:03 pm »
are you using your Sunns for bass or guitar?

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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 05:27:37 pm »
NB, there's actually an 80s 2x15" cab on German ebay right now

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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 12:17:58 am »
NB, there's actually an 80s 2x15" cab on German ebay right now
Where??? Is the one from US? It appears at ebay de...
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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 08:02:26 am »
Haha, it was actually a 2x12", "Model 3" pa cab :-)
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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 08:22:31 pm »
This reminds me of something that happened a few years ago in the height of my eBaying... I had gotten bored, or tired of my SUNN Concert Bass with 1x18 Cerwin Vega speaker cab and put it on eBay (definitely not wanting to have to ship that cab, but I listed it anyway). A bunch of people wanted just the head and I said no thx, but then a guy bought the whole thing! And then I notice he's from Deutschland, hahahaha!!!

So I email him (and I'd been kind enough to work out a rough shipping estimate;-{))) and tell him " did you realize shipping would be around $1500?

And so we both agreed to cancel the transaction, and I never relisted the amp.

You know what they say "The lord works in mysterious way", except in this case it was the SUNN god.

Later on down the road, I traded it off on Craigslist for a really nice early Musicmaster bass that was a little easier to eBay ;-{)

Here's was that SUNN amp, it would be funny if someone on this forum was the guy who popped the BIN on it.




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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 09:58:30 pm »
are you using your Sunns for bass or guitar?

Hi, just for Bass (so far...)
SUNN Sorado - 1969 / SUNN 2000S - 1970 / SUNN Sorado  - 1971 / SUNN 350B - 1973 / SUNN Coliseum 880 - 1973 / SUNN Concert Bass - 1972 / SUNN Concert Bass - 1979 / 2x SUNN 215B - 1970/75 / SUNN/SAD 2000S cab

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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 03:10:22 am »
1973 Sunn Concert lead - 2nd Generation Sunn Model T. Ooooooh rayt sexy bastards they are!! :) living up here in bonny Scotland. :)
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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 03:25:12 am »
nice Model T. I've got an Enforcer also running through an Orange cab. Need to make a footswitch for it but everything's tickety boo otherwise. Based in London, UK.

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Re: European Sunn owners?
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Re: European Sunn owners?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2012, 10:09:25 am »