to audition, inspect & purchase, contact: terrymccarthynyc@gmail.com

See Below for:
* Pickups
* Effects
* Misc.
* Tubes


All prices are cash; Paypal & shipping not included. Click on links to learn more and see photos. Because so much from the original list has already been sold, I've copied the remaining items above the complete list to make it easy to see what is available. Please click on the links for details, item pricing & photographs.

NIB / NOS Guitar Pickups
The Harmonic Design P-90s were intended for a Gibson custom shop ES-335 that never happened. 

NIB / NOS Effects & Pedals
All used three times except as noted. Tested on purchase; re-tested now. Used for a four-day weekend science project then re-boxed for future use that never occurred. For me effects would have been a distraction from practice, and I never had the hoped for opportunity to record, where these would have been extremely useful. A good guitarist can gain expressive power from judicious use of these very fine effects. 

Parts & Miscellaneous

COMPLETE LIST INCLUDING ***SOLD ITEMS*** BELOW

Instruments
  • Sadowsky vintage-style Telecaster  w/ Harmonic Design '54 Special Tele pickups  S/N 3507 Roger Sadowsky builds extraordinary guitars & basses. He focuses on great wood, impeccable craftsmanship & setup; not on flash. This is a Guarnerius among Telecasters, combining clarity and warmth.  SOLD
  • Yamaha P-90 88-key graded hammer action digital stage piano w/ foot controller, heavy duty stand, sheet music rest, dust cover  S/N 004664   Every serious guitarist needs a piano! The Goodrich volume pedal below works excellently with this piano.  SOLD

NIB / NOS Guitar Pickups

The Bardens came with my Sadowsky Telecaster and sounded fantastic. However I wanted a vintage sound and had Roger Sadowsky replace them with Harmonic Design '54 Specials. I retained the Bardens for another Telecaster to be built by Roger that never happened. The Harmonic Design Strat set sounded amazing in the demo I heard, so I acquired this set for a Sadowsky Strat that I never ordered. The Tom Holmes humbuckers and Harmonic Design P-90s were intended for two Gibson custom shop ES-335s that also never happened. 
  • Joe Barden hand wound by Joe in 1999  Danny Gatton T-style Telecaster bridge & neck set   SOLD
  • Tom Holmes hand wound by Tom in 2001 H450 / H455 potted, gold plated humbucker bridge & neck set   SOLD
  • Harmonic Design hand wound in 2003  VP-90 set bridge & neck set
  • Harmonic Design hand wound in 2002 '54 Special neck & middle plus Super-90 bridge Stratocaster set   SOLD


NIB / NOS Effects & Pedals

All used three times except as noted. Tested on purchase; re-tested now. Used for a four-day weekend science project then re-boxed for future use that never occurred. For me effects would have been a distraction from practice, and I never had the hoped for opportunity to record, where these would have been extremely useful. A good guitarist can gain expressive power from judicious use of these very fine effects.

Guitar Amplifiers
Unlike most instruments the electric guitar is distributed: it begins at the strings and ends at the amp's speaker. Everything in-between becomes part of the instrument. I picked these amps judiociously. If fortune had allowed I would have added: a larger Tweed (likely a Bassman; I bought tubes for this just in case). These amps are ur-amps in the sense of representing all the major vintage styles between them; one attribute common to them all is exceptional touch sensitivity.
  • Gibson GA-20 (1950) w/ NOS RCA Blackplates & Weber (hand-built) P12R AlNiCo 12" speaker-- Ry Cooder's favorite amp   S/N  None  handmade, USA  SOLD
  • Victoria 20112-T (1955 Fender Tweed Deluxe narrow-panel clone) w/ ANOS RCA Blackplates & Weber (hand-built) P12Q AlNiCo 12" speaker   S/N 001396  handmade, USA  SOLD
  • Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb (1963) w/ ANOS RCA Black-and-Grayplates, Weber (hand-built) P12N AlNiCo 12" speaker, Mercury Magnetics Axiom transformer & choke, reverb / tremolo dual foot switch   S/N AB763  handmade, USA  SOLD
  • Vox AC-15TBX (reissue built by Marshall in the UK), includes Toneman  (Don Butler) re-issue amp upgrades, UK-built Celestion Blue AlNiCo 12" speaker, ANOS Mullard & Philips tubes, reverb / tremolo dual foot switch  S/N M2001-07-0248-B handmade*** (see page for details) UK & USA   SOLD

NIB / NOS Tubes  ALL TUBES SOLD
An awful lot of people, both musicians and audiophiles, are kidding themselves today. Modern tubes are horrid. They sound nothing like classic 50s / 60s USA & European production. I recognized this in the 90s and stockpiled what I deemed to be a lifetime supply of NOS tubes for my amps as I purchased each (and 6L6 power tubes just in case a Tweed Bassman appeared here one day). My sources were Mike at KCA and the late Charlie K of Vacuum Tube Valley. If I were starting today and couldn't afford NOS tubes, I'd buy a Line 6 POD. It doesn't sound any worse than current production tubes and costs a lot less. Of course it really doesn't sound much like the genuine article either as any owner of vintage amps & effects can testify. Moral of the story -- if you can buy one of the amps below, do so with an adequate NOS tube supply, you'll be much happier.

PRICE NOTE: These prices are single tubes or matched pair. If you are interested in quantity let me know and a volume discount will result.

Power Tubes
Preamp Tubes
Rectifier Tubes

Parts & Miscellaneous
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