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I am an attorney by day, but that's really just my "backup gig" in case this whole "musician thing" doesn't work out. ;^) I was been blessed with the opportunity to write freelance reviews for Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine, and I contributed regularly from the Spring of 2006 up until Bass Guitar Magazine's demise. This was, in itself, a dream come true, and an opportunity for which I am truly grateful. But this was a stepping stone to bigger and better things, and I am now the Editor-in-Chief of Bass Gear Magazine ( Our first issue came out in August of 2008, and we are now the leading bass review magazine, worldwide. Of course, on the topic of my true blessings, I have a wife and two kids, all of whom I greatly adore, so my time for music/bass/songwriting/performing, and yes, even the occasional practicing, is not infinite. Nevertheless, I really enjoy my time spent playing bass, writing and recording songs, and just getting to "play" with all that great gear! This blog is a result of these external interests...

Friday, May 04, 2018

Tom's Gear For Sale!

It may come as a surprise to some of you that I would even consider selling anything, but the truth of the matter is that I do have a finite amount of space (and not-infinite resources!), so every now and then, something has to go. This is a list of gear that I might sell. I reserve the right to change my mind at any point, so if you see something you really like, hopefully you'll catch me in the right mood. ;^] Once I commit to a sale, though, I will of course follow through.

Here's the gear that I may be tempted to let go for one reason or another:


Ampeg PF-500
Carvin BX500
EA iAMP 200
EA iAMP 350
EA iAMP 500
EA iAMP 600
EBS Reidmar
Gallien-Krueger MB500
Glockenklang Heart-Core
Hartke HA5500
Hughes & Kettner B.A.T.T
Markbass Big Bang
Markbass Classic 300
Markbass MoMark (3 systems)
Music Man Audiophile HD-500
Phil Jones Bass M-300
Trace Elliot V-Type 600H
Traynor YBA200
Tube Works RT-2100


Demeter VTBP-201
EBS MicroBass II
Fender TBP-1
Hughes & Kettner B.A.T.T
Hughes & Kettner Tubeman
ISP Technologies Beta Bass Processor
Radial Bassbone
Skjold Pro Sound prototype tube preamp (two)
Stewart UDP-1a

Power Amps:

Ashdown PM 600
Crest CA9 (two)
Mesa/Boogie M-190 (tube amp)
Stewart World 2.1


Accugroove Tri 208
Accugroove Tri 115L
Accugroove Whappo, Jr.
Ampeg PF-115HE
Ashdown Mini15 (two)
Ashdown Mini48 (two)
Azola Super Wizzy 2x12 (two)
Bag End S12E-C (blemished; for sale/trade cheap)
Bergantino custom 1x15 sub's (two)
Bergantino AE210
Bergantino EX112
Bergantino HS210
Bergantino HS410
Bergantino HT112
Bergantino HT115 (two)
Bergantino HT210 (two)
Bergantino HT310 (two)
EA NM-410
EA Wizzy (two)
Gallien-Krueger Neo410
Glockenklang 6-Box (6x10)
Hevos Midget (4 ohm)
ISP Technologies Bass Vector 115 (1,000w powered cab)
Markbass CL108
Markbass NYC 604 (two)
Mesa/Boogie Diesel Powerhouse Jr. (1x12, 4x8)
Mesa/Boogie Traditional Powerhouse PH810
Music Man HD-210
Music Man HD-212
Patterson Audio/LDS 2x8's (two, 2-way)
Peavey 1820 (for sale locally)
Phil Jones Bass 4B (two)
SWR Henry the 8x8 
Trace Elliot 1048H
Trace Elliot 2103H
Trace Elliot 1x10 (two; one with tweeter)
Wayne Jones 2x10 (two)
Yamaha BBT110S (two)


Trace Elliot BLX 150

Electric Basses:

B.C. Rich Warlock (USA Custom)
Carvin SB4000
Danelectro Baritone
DeArmond Pilot 5 Deluxe (w/ upgraded electronics)
Fender Jazz (1973)
Gibson Thunderbird Nikki Sixx Signature
Gibson SB Standard Bass
Gibson Ripper II
Gretsch 5123B Electromatic
Ibanez USA Custom ATK 4-string
Ibanez Road Star II DB 680
Jerzy Drozd Excellency V
Kala Acoustic-Electric U-Bass (solid mahogany; fretless)
Kala Solid Body 5-String U-Bass (fretless)
Schecter Stiletto Diamond Series 8-string
Tobias (Burbank era) Basic 4, #1992
Tobias Killer-B 4, #2019
Yamaha BB2025x


Blogger Woody said...

Nice blog! Interested in selling your Fender American Precision Deluxe 5? :)

12:41 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Thank you! Regarding the Fender, I am not interested in selling it, sorry.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Clint said...

I am looking to get rid on a SWR Baby Blue Monitor (the original with Bag End drivers). I'm thinking of replacing it with a Bergantino HT210 (4 ohm), EA NL-210 (4 ohm), Accugroove Whappo Jr., or an Accugroove Tri112L. I'm looking for one cabinet (or a pair in the case of the Tri112L) that covers 90% of any sound or volume needed. I like a clear, defined tone that isn't sterile and is well balanced from a low-B all the way up. Any thoughts? Do you have any of these for sale and/or would you be interested in the SWR? Thanks.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Very informative blog . . . its great to read the comparisons. I wish I could do that myself. Lucky man you are. As for your downsizing I was wondering if you would be willing to part with any of your Bergantino cabinets. If so just let me know which one/ones. Thanks.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...


Well, I have never seen a 4 ohm HT210, so I am not sure if they exist (though Jim did offer a 4 ohm HT210s). But either the 4 ohm NL-210 or Whappo, Jr. would probably fit your bill. Maybe a Glockenklang Doube (2x12) as well. It somewhat depends on how much volume you need and what you are pushing the cab with.

And your SWR Baby Blue, is that the cab only, or the combo?

9:35 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...


Thank you for your kind words!

No plans on selling any Bergantino cabs at this point in time.

Sorry, Tom.

9:36 AM  
Blogger Clint said...

Thanks Tom. I was in contact with Jim at Bergantino this week, and apparently he is going to be introducing a new 210 cab that works better with lower powered amps on the market. I might wait to see how they sound.
My SWR is the cab only. I guess they are pretty rare. I've only ever seen a cuople of the original ones for sale.

12:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...


If you want to sell the Baby Blue cab, drop me an e-mail (see my profile).


11:29 AM  
Blogger calvin said...

Tom, I have a Bag End 4x10 (q10bx) cabinet and a crest ca-9 poweramp. Eventually will add a 18" Bad End sub with infra red processor. Need a preamp, which would you suggest as the best match..Millennia TD-1, Demeter HMP-1, Demeter VTBP-201, or Alembic FX-1 or something totally different. I play jazz and gospel?

3:40 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Very informative blog. I noticed that you are going to possibly sell the Trace Elliot GP12XV preamp. Shoot me an e-mail if you decide to. Also any plans on comparing preamp performance?

9:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

I am strongly considering selling the GP XV12. I have done a fair amount of preamp testing, though I am still working on my 'ultimate preamp shootout' - man, that is a LOT of preamps!!!

If you are interested in the XV, shoot me an offer. ;^)

9:29 AM  
Blogger isoarcars said...

If you still have your Hughes & Kettner Fortress for sale, How much and if you don't how much did it go for. I am trying to figure what to pay for such a thing. There is one on EBay but sounds a little flakey.

I have an old Garnet PA 6 channel G100PAR 2&3 tube head and cabinet. Anyone interested? Randy Bachman was and is a big Garnet kinda guy. Both Garnet and Bachman were manufactured out in Western Canada.

6:41 AM  
Blogger icaro said...

Are you interested in selling two bag end s18ec speakers with an ELF m2 processor?
Pax cultura.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Yes, I am. You can e-mail me at, if you like.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Bear said...

im very interested in the peavey 1820. i sent you an email but im not sure if that works. get in touch with me at


1:20 AM  
Blogger piewo said...

are you interrested in selling the
Lehle Dual & the Lehle Little Lehle ?
I hope so :-)

7:24 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Sorry, but those are not for sale. I use my Lele pedals at just about every gig.

10:17 AM  
Blogger Ryota said...

Hi, Interesting blog. I'm interested in Markbass SD800 and LMKII. Do you have those heads for sale?

12:50 AM  
Blogger Ryota said...

Hi. Tom. Interesting blog. I'm interested in Markbass SD800 and LMKII. Do you have those heads for sale?

12:52 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Hmmmm... not the LMII, for sure, but maybe the SD800.

2:14 AM  
Blogger Ryota said...

Oh, You may have SD800 for sale? I'm really interested.

2:26 AM  
Blogger piewo said...

and what about the pog ?
is it for sale?
thank you

4:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

If I do decide to sell the POG (which I might), I already have a friend with 'dibs.' ;^)

8:25 AM  
Blogger LarryG said...

very nice collection!
I can say I've never seen one like
that before!
I am searching for an epiphone
EA 260 since a long time now but I cannot find one. I saw that you have one and have it on your might sell list. would you consider selling it?
I created a blog account just to make this question to you.

8:33 PM  
Blogger lancer said...

Tom, I am interested in the tubeworks rt2100 head. That is a guitar head, right(not bass)? What is your price? do you have pics? Thanls alot, Lance

9:49 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

If by some lunacy you think you may want to sell a Bergantino AE112 and/or AE210 please contact me at

Thank you.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Paoletto said...

I'm from Italy, are you interested to send to Italy a 12" or 2x12" cab?

I'm looking for bagend but also other 12" cabs may be good for me .


2:34 PM  
Blogger Brian said...


Please contact me with in for on you bag end stuff for sale.


11:55 AM  
Blogger jonathan said...

have to ask because I noticed your TE V-Type Pre...
It's the object of my GAS right now and I've been looking for a while.

If you ever consider selling it helping another lowly
bass player with a side gig to pay for his real passion my email address is...

thanks for your time.

3:52 PM  
Blogger StrangeLand Bass said...

The Epifani 110 is intriguing to me - I'm on a military assignment in Tampa, going to Germany, and want a 110 to take with me.
Still selling?

11:31 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Both T-110UL's have been sold, sorry.

9:23 AM  
Blogger scoote said...

How much for the bergie ht212 with the chrome grill? thats the older dicontinued one right ? I have three and need one more for an even amount.


9:48 PM  
Blogger Colin said...

The Epifani 212 still around? Is it in good condition? What sort of price?

I just came about this blog on a random basis, great thing you have going here!

Also: any interest in a Trace Elliot AH-500x MK V? I Saw you used some Trace, thought I'd ask. Works great, though is aged (1989) and the Graphic EQ/Mid Cut switches are problematic, but work great with the footswitch. This was their top of the line back in the day.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Simone said...

Hi Tom,I'm interested to the Traynor Monoblock, is it on sale?

if is on sale can you write me at :


9:14 AM  
Blogger miles said...

Hi Tom,
I, like many others, have enjoyed reading your blog a lot.

Have you ever run across an Aguilar DB900? What were your impressions? Though they're quite hard to find I'm considering that it would have a nice sound in the effects loop of an AI Focus, for use with UB and DB, then using the XLR out to house. How would that strike you?
Do you know of any for sale?

12:08 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...


I had a DB900 for a while, and it is a very nice tube DI. I found it to be pretty neutral. I only sold it because my Demeter tube DI had very similar functionality.

12:14 PM  
Blogger alan said...

How much are you asking for the peavey 1820? I live in dayton, but I would be willing to come pick it up.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

I'd like to get $200 for the 1820.

9:58 PM  
Blogger JD said...

I'd be interested in the Fafner amp - what are you looking to get for that one?

9:31 AM  
Blogger JD said...

dude I'm dyin' here

6:33 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Sorry for the delay. I am asking for $750, plus shipping, for the Fafner.

Thank you for your interest!

9:23 PM  
Blogger dssmith said...

I'm very interested in either of your Hughes & Kettner combos. Please let me know your intent and pricing.

5:34 AM  
Blogger dssmith said...

I'm very interested in your Hughes & Kettner combos. Please let me know your intent and pricing.

5:36 AM  
Blogger matt said...

Hi Tom my name is Matt Weber & I live just down the road from you in Woodville, OH. Found this thru looking at PJB gear for sale. If you still have it & want to sell it I would be interested. I don't know if we've met, but I know I've heard your name before. Maybe as a lawyer, musician or Talkbass, anyway it would be nice to meet you some time & watch you jam, since I live so close. thanks

10:51 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Howdy, Matt! Wow, you are very close! Yes, those PJB cabs are still available (6T/9B).

1:40 AM  
Blogger Ignats said...

I'm interested in the Traynor Mono Block. What price were you thinking?

1:49 AM  
Blogger Jared said...


Great blog!

Are you interested in selling the Ampeg SVP-Pro preamp? If so, how much?

12:54 PM  
Blogger QAX said...

Hey Tom how much do you want for the Peavey Tube Sweetener, shipped to me in Nashville TN?

12:53 PM  
Blogger theboasta said...

Hello, are you interested in selling the Intersound IVP?

thank you

8:55 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Sorry, the Intersounds is sold.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Kawika007 said...

Tom, if the D180 is available, I'll buy it. David Goodman. Houston, TX. Plz call if it's a yes or even a maybe. 832-754-6692

6:11 PM  
Blogger David said...

i am interested in your ampeg svp pro pre. i have read that some, not all, have hiss or noise issues due to poor tubes. How is this one. feel free to email me.

3:14 PM  
Blogger David said...

Tom, Dave again...I am still interensted in the svp pro pre. I have a mint Tech 21 vt bass deluxe I could throw into the deal if your interested.

9:43 AM  
Blogger levoui said...


I would love to buy your Baby Blue Monitor if you decide to sell it. You can catch me at info at offbeatproductions dot com .

Thanks, Nathan

2:29 PM  
Blogger ross said...

i would like to buy your Demeter VTBP-201 (for sale/trade) if it is in fact a VTDB-2B. i can be contacted at :

1:50 PM  
Blogger Gordon said...

Hi, here's a probably ridiculous question-after these many years did you ever sell the EBS-1 classic preamp? If not what would be your price on this?

Thanks, Gordon Rehm

7:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

That has been sold, Gordon. Sorry...

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Tom! I am sorry to hear that need to part with some of your gear, but I am extremely interested in giving your Orange Terror Bass 1000 a good home if you have not already sold it and are willing to part with it. If you are selling, please contact me with the condition and price at

Thanks, Scott

12:28 AM  
Blogger Claudio Adamo said...

Hi, i'm really interested in your traynor monoblock. Contact me soon.

7:22 AM  
Blogger LowSpyder said...

Hi I have a Lil Bastard with a Vs112.i 'm looking to replace the.vs112. Would a Berg ht115 or ht112 be a good choice? Would you have a different recommendation? Perhaps something you're willing to part with? TIA

11:08 AM  
Blogger Raymond Pirotta said...

Tom, do you still have the Accugroove Tri-208 AND one of the Markbass NY-604 bass cabs for sale?, thanks, Ray.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

Yes, I do still have the Tri-208, and I do have two NY604's, but I would prefer to sell the two of them as a pair.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Bowlus said...

LowSpyder, I found that the Ampeg SVT-210AV paired up really nicely with the Lil Bastard, and I am sure that the PortaFlex series cabs would also pair nicely. Any of the current Acme 10" equipped cabs (One10, Two10, Four10, etc) would also pair nicely. Older Trace Elliot and Mesa/Boogie cabs would also be good bets. But I really liked the VS112. What don't you like about it?

9:58 PM  

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