Blonde Bassman Price Check

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  1. monkeyodeath

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    Hi everyone, I'm talking with a guy who might sell me a '62 Bassman head for $600 (plus shipping and fees and all of that). The amp is pretty shot though - needless to say, it'll need a major cleanup inside and out. I think everything is original except the OT - which is from a '72 Bassman. Is this a good deal or should I wait and find one in more decent condition? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. gkoelling

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    I don't know spit about vintage amp values but I'm sure the OT will hurt the value in a big way.

    If you like the amp and are OK that it's a players piece and not collectible, go for it. On the other hand you can't play it first, right?

    Given your description of that thing I'd pass. $600 and needing that much attention inside & out could add up real quick.
     
  3. Jerrod

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    I bought an original one in 6 or 7/10 condition for under a grand. Pass.
     
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    I also think 600 is too high a price. I got one in original condition for about $875 out the door, and all it needed was a 3 pronger and caps to make it scream.
     
  5. monkeyodeath

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    thanks guys - i've been looking for one of these for a while - love how it sounds, but i'm not a collector and don't want to pay for a mint piece. i guess i'll keep waiting till I see a deal like you guys got!
     
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    No, but the OT is such an important part of the sound. And some of the 70s Bassman amps sucked. So I'd definitely pass...
     
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    just adding that I agree with everyone... too much money considering you will have to put more $$ into it, and you STILL won't have an original OT. eventually, the right one will come along... those 6G6 are worth the wait : )
     
  8. monkeyodeath

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    alright, guys, I'll take your word for it...the seller insists that he'll get $1000+ plus for it on ebay so I'll let this one slide and keep a look out...
     
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    Per my amp tech who worked Frank Marino's amps in the early days, the OT is the heart of the amp. Any vintage amp missing the original OT is kinda just another amp.
     
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  11. monkeyodeath

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    ah, man! haha, that one slipped thru my fingers!
     
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    I got mine for a Traynor Guitar mate 1x12 combo and $100
     
  13. Blue Strat

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    $600 is probably too high, but look at it from this perspective. Assuming that you like the way it sounds and don't care about selling it for gain someday, what other $600 hand wired amp can you get that sounds as good?

    If this makes sense to you, offer $500.
     
  14. monkeyodeath

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    well, the seller listed it on ebay now, so i guess we'll see what happens.
     

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