1965 Bandmaster

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  1. Brock

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    Hey... I'm lookng at a 1965 Bandmaster head with matching cab..... both is minty. How much should I be paying for it. Only thing that is non original is a 3 prong cord. Any insight would be great...
     
  2. martyncrew

    martyncrew Gold Supporting Member

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    In today's market, I'd say $850-1000, Great head, are the speakers original and in good shape?

     
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    From what the seller says they are the original Oxfords and he never said there is any problem with them. He's the 2nd owner.
     
  5. Brock

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    He was looking to trade his amp for my Budda Superdrive 18 +cash on my part. He's thinking his amp is worth around $1500. I dont mind throwing in cash if its worth it, but I just need to be prepared so we both go away happy.
     
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    I still think these are the more underrated blackfaces, but unless that thing has hang tags, no scuffs,smells like pine etc., it is not worth 1500. I got my 65 set from its original owner a couple of years ago for right at a grand. I found my 64 head for around 6-700 in trade, but it is in great shape. I would not throw too much into the deal.
     
  7. Gasp100

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    Agreed. Plus you're going to need pedals to get some dirt out of it... but man, the cleans are pretty sweet and those take pedal's like a champ. I think Bandmaster's are the last ones to go up in value, but they will. I would stick with ~$1K - $1100 tops.
     
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    It sounds as if the seller is about $600 off. Raw deal for you.
     
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    Around $1000-$1200 is good.

    I saw Pro Reverb, Super Reverb, Concert... they are all $1200 each.... Deluxe Reverb was $2000.. all clean.

    Tomo
     
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    Thank you for the replies. I think this guy is an honest guy and feels his amp is quality for the money but the trade is just uneven. Any other input would be great.
     
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    For that kind of money you could get a nice BF Bassman & cab.
     
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    Perhaps you can forward the seller the link kimock posted here. If he's an honest guy he'll either lower the price, or take the amp off the market.
     
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    My first "Real" amp was a blackface Bandmaster. Played a Gibson SG thru it and never used any pedals. Sounded GREAT!
     

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