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This Trident Series 80B Console is part of the private collection of Billie Joe Armstrong.

Trident Studios started as a commercial recording studio in London (and the very first 8-Track studio in all of Europe) before turning into a powerhouse in recording console manufacturing starting out with custom designs -- among them the fabled A-Range, of which only 13 were produced. Perhaps the most successful of the "mid-level" consoles produced in the late 1970s and through the 1980s, the Trident 80B is a 32 (and later, 30) input, 24 bus console in standard configuration -- 16 bus versions were also offered. This split design console (rather than inline, or input-only) situates the input modules on one side of the desk, followed by the center section/control room facilities, and then with the monitor returns section on the other side.

The 80B's input modules feature a mic/line input with +48V, polarity reverse, 4-band EQ with high-pass filter, 5 aux sends, and bus assignment. Later 80B consoles feature equalizers on the monitor returns. To accommodate for this, the input section was cut down from 32 inputs to 30.

Pricing varies depending on exact configuration and the presence or absence of fader automation.

This will be shipping direct from the band who included this information for the description of the item:

“We purchased it in 2011 for 19K and it was in rough condition. We then had the whole board recapped. Which brought back the Original English Sound. There are cosmetic issues here and there. It came to us pretty beat up. We modified the patch bays to fit new additional ones. So the new owners patch bay will be integrate easily.  This console was used on Green Day’s Uno, Dos, Tre and Revolution Radio.

The console is in good condition mechanically. It's been recapped it sounds great. That said, it's on the poor side cosmetically. Here's the funny thing, right after we decided that we were for sure selling this Trident one of the power supplies started acting up. First time I've seen this since we've owned it. I put in a call to my tech and it sounds like a small problem. We cannot get him to come out until next week to fix it.
Additionally, there is a common mod that most people do to these consoles and that's to add additional patch bays to accommodate more outboard gear. That's been done to the original patch bay here. Everything now terminates to Elco 90 connectors making it easy to add more bays. We can't include our additional bays as we need them for our studio. The new owner would need to supply their own if they wanted to incorporate more external gear into the bays.”  
Freight shipping will need to worked out for this piece because of it’s size. We will be able to negotiate the rate for shipping and crating and refund on any difference in shipping costs. Also, feel free to send an offer and we can get a qoute worked out ahead of time.

All items in Billie's Reverb Shop ship fully insured with a signed and embossed Certificate Of Authenticity by Billie Joe Armstrong.

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Listed7 years ago
ConditionFair (Used)
Fair condition gear should function but will show noticeable cosmetic damage or other issues.Learn more
  • Series 80B Console
  • Black
  • 1970s

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