Phase Linear Amplifier: $300

The Phase Linear Model 400 Series II Amplifier is an amazing-sounding amp to drive a home stereo, PA, or studio speaker system. It was made in the late 70s and pushes about 210 watts per channel (hence the “model 400”; Phase Linear was a company fond of understatement).

One pair of inputs (RCA jacks), one pair of outputs (speaker wire), one volume knob per channel. The highlight of this amp is the retro-future-cool–and apparently accurate– LED meters that will remind you of Knight Rider. Hook this up to good speakers and you’ve got a pretty great-sounding system.

This one was set up to be rack-mounted by a previous owner, but it does just fine on  a desktop.

This sucker pushes out a lot of clean volume: I’ve never once turned it up past about 20%. I love this amp and would never part with it if I wasn’t moving cross-country.

$300. Email us at takeourtrappings at gmail dot com if you’re interested.


Framed Gustave Dore print: $20

A good story comes to life in this print of “Don Quixote in his Library,” an engraving by Gustave Dore. Don was a guy who really new how to enjoy a book!

Dore was a 19th century printmaker who was France’s highest-paid illustrator by age 16. This is one of his most famous works. Matted and framed.  Frame size is 21″ x 25″. Great condition–the discoloration is just bad photography.

This print retails from for $18, unframed. (They charge $170 for the framed version!) Yours for $20.

Email us at takeourtrappings at gmail dot com if you’re interested.

Pair of Pottery Barn chairs: now $100

These Aaron chairs from Pottery Barn are sturdy and handsome, like a good man. Made of solid wood, they’re black with a slightly distressed finish. (The finish on the arm of one of ours is a bit more distressed than Pottery Barn intended. Otherwise they look perfect.)

Technically they’re dining chairs, but we use them in the living room and they look great.


24″ wide
23.5″ deep
36.5″ tall

Retail price is $299 EACH. That’s $600 for a pair! Ouch!! Take our lovely ones instead for a mere $100 for the both of ’em.

Email us at takeourtrappings at gmail dot com if you’re interested.

700+ Music CDs: SOLD

A couple decades of passionate music collecting, in CD form, SOLD for the price of a couple new CDs. (Mostly) alphabetized in booklets, most with covers. Some burned copies but mostly store-bought. Indie-rock, punk, funk, jazz, blues, avant-garde, classical, etc. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 albums.

Sammy Hagar, the Couch: FREE

This couch is the successor to an earlier couch named David Lee Roth. This one, despite the name, is just as glamorous, though lately it’s gotten a bit dusty. It’s a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofa in cranberry velvet.  (It’s richer and darker than it looks in these photos.) Some cat scratches on the left arm, hence the low price.


87″ wide
36″ tall
36″ deep

Email us at takeourtrappings at gmail dot com if you’re interested.

What’s left

We’re closing in on our moving date (next Wednesday, yikes!), and have sold many of our trappings. Here’s what’s still available.


Vintage Dining Table: $100

Pottery Barn Chairs: $150 (These are a steal. You should totally buy them!)

Music Gear:

Phase Linear amplifier: $300

Evolution Midi keyboard: $90

Sample CDs: $25

Turntable Cartridge: $10

Other stuff:

Framed print of Don Quixote’s imagination: $20

Orange beaded table lamp: $5

Crate & Barrel cake plate: $15

The prices are becoming more flexible as we near the 30th, so if you see something you like, please ask! E-mail us at takeourtrappings at gmail dot com for more info.

Vintage dining table: SOLD

Vintage table of unknown provenance. Solid wood top with maple veneer; chrome legs. The top has a built-in leaf that swings neatly under the table when not in use. Deploy it and the table expands to seat 6. (It’s in its expanded state in the photo above.)

This table is really cool but it needs some TLC. The top is gouged and the chrome is flaking off the legs. But if you’re a handy person or you don’t mind the careworn look, this is a great table. Fixed up, I’m sure it would sell for $500 or more.


Whole Bunch o’ Sample CDs: SOLD

This item has been sold: a stack of sample CDs for electronic music production.

Most are Sonic Foundry products, and most are Wavs pre-cut into loops and one-shots (which means easy drag-and-drop into music projects). Other companies and formats noted.

The stack of discs includes:

  • Classic 8Packs, Volume 1  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Acid Rock  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Brian Daly Metarock Visions: Modern Rock Construction Kit (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Crimson, Blue & Fabulous: Horncraft for R&B  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Easy Listening (Ueberschall) (Audio Disc)
  • Fast Breaks Drum n’ Bass (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • George Clinton: Sample Some of Disc- Sample Some of D.A.T. Volume 2 (AEM) (Audio Disc)
  • Groove Addicts Bass-X  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Groove Spectrum R&B Drums  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Infinite Soul I (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • Infinite Soul II (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • Latin Percussion  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Mac Money Electro Hip-Hop  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • Mick Fleetwood: Total Drumming  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Norman Cook: Skip to My Loops (AMG Diffusion) (Wav)
  • NY Dance I (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • NY Dance II (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • On the Jazz Tip  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)
  • Phat Trax XXL Hip-Hop (Sonic Foundry) (Wav) (Disc only, no case)
  • Pop & Rock Drumloops from Steve Smith (Eastwest) (Multiformat, including Akai)
  • Vortexual Amplitude: Vintage Analog Synths  (Sonic Foundry) (Wav)

Orangey Bedside Lamp: SOLD

SOLD. A cute little bedside lamp, takes low-watt appliance bulbs. Casts a wonderful glow with bubbly sparkly shadows.

Vintage Desk: SOLD

Solid wood desk with seven drawers and a custom glass topper. The glass means the top is in perfect shape. Also, you can make a neat collage under it if you want. (Or you can just forgo the glass and enjoy the wood.) It’s also got two pull-out breadboard things for when you need a little more space.

Walnut stain. Some nicks here and there but overall in great shape.

48″ wide
21″ deep
30″ tall

$100. Email us at takeourtrappings dot gmail dot com if you’re interested.