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Determining the price of a modded DMM...

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by BillyK, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. BillyK

    BillyK Supporting Member

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    I've got a DMM modded by Howard Davis that I may put up for sale. It's got the TL072 and input headroom mods that cost about $100 (with shipping, etc.). It's dead mint with paperwork, box, etc.

    I really can't research the price of this pedal, as there are not lots of Howard Davis' modded DMM's on the market. I paid $225 for the pedal and with the mods I've got $325 invested.

    What's a fair price?

    BTW: I reserve the right not to sell this! I am just considering!!
     
  2. dividedsky

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    Well I typically see DMMs in good shape going for $150 or so...I'd say with the mods that $225-$250 is good for both parties.
     
  3. BillyK

    BillyK Supporting Member

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    Thanks Phish.
    -bk
     
  4. Sebastian

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    I sold the same pedal with the same mods and took a bath. I hate to say it, but the mods really don't add much value to the pedal in the eyes of the marketplace--that was my experience. Believe me, I wanted more value there!

    Despite some heavy marketing, I sold mine for under $200.
     
  5. dividedsky

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    Hmm...maybe on ebay with a bunch of hype like "Modded by the original designer, rare, etc etc"...nothing that isn't true you know, just really selling the product.
     
  6. BillyK

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    Sorry to hear of your experience! For me, I'd rather keep it than take a bath. Thanks for the info/warning!!
     
  7. BillyK

    BillyK Supporting Member

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    Any other thoughts?
     
  8. Craise

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    Yeah:eek:
    Why are you selling it? I've been checking out this mod for a while. Sounds
    like it would make for the ultimate DMM. What's knocking it off your board?
    As for how to sell it... Is there a EH fourm? I would think you could get $275 for it if it's new...with box, papers and Mod. State your price and stick to it for a couple of weeks, If you aren't in a hurry to sell.
    :BluesBros
     
  9. BillyK

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    It is the ultimate DMM IMO, but I have gone to the other side, using a digital (though very warm!) EchoTap. I posted recently about keeping gear around, and I've determined that if am not using it, I think I'd prefer to sell it.

    I like the sound of getting back at least some of my investment, while still saving a buyer some bucks as well. I am getting a pretty good feel for a price point.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Howard Davis

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    I have on occasion sold modded and reconditioned EH pedals. I don't gamble with ebay, but just post what I have available to forums such as this, alt.guitar.effects., etc. There have been times I waited months for a buyer, but I've never had to let something go at a loss. Patience pays. A like-new DMM with a custom mod or two is worth far more than the retail price of a new factory unit - it's just a matter of contacting a musician that realizes this.

    Guitar pedal design engineering, repairs, and custom mods:
    http://howard.davis2.home.att.net/
     
  11. BillyK

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    Sage advice Howard.
    Thanks!
     

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