Does this seem fishy to you? $800 Original 65 Twin Reverb not RI

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  1. reverendfrankie

    reverendfrankie Supporting Member

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    Is it just me - or does this seem too good to be true? (Or am I completely out to lunch and this is the standard price for this amp?):huh

    65 Fender Twin Reverb Amp - $800 (Vancouver )

    Date: 2009-12-16, 9:35PM PST
    Reply to: sale-xmh6q-1513863709@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]



    65 Fender Twin Reverb, - Blackface - Speakers - Special Design for Fender Eminence Speakers - Produced January 1967

    Good condition - some wear and tear.
    Fender Twin Reverb (Blackface)

    Model/Circuit Number: AB763
    Years of Production: 1963 - 1967
    Era: Blackface
    Configuration: Combo
    Controls: Black, forward facing w/ white labels
    Knobs: Black skirted w/ chrome center, numbered 1 - 10

    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/msg/1513863709.html
     
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  2. srvaughnabee

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    It does seem pretty cheap but there are a lot of motivated sellers right now.

    A friend of mine just bought a late 90's 335 in pretty good shape on craigslist and I've seen quite a few items on the emporium here that I consider to be good deals but maybe I'm out of touch myself:huh
     
  3. reverendfrankie

    reverendfrankie Supporting Member

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    Thanks srvaughnabee,
    Thought maybe the economy was holding up a little better up here North of the border...
    Frank
     
  4. yakyak

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    Twins are great amps with a great sound and lots of power. That said, they are not nearly as desirable in todays market as Deluxes and Princetons. I think it is mainly due to the weight (at least in my case). There are some great deals to be had on them. I have a early '70's Silverface that sounds great. I cannot sell it for even $500 in my neck of the woods. Could Ebay it and maybe get a few dollars more for it but there is no way I would try to ship that beast. Like I said, great amps but not as desirable as the lighter, lower wattage Fenders of that era..........
     
  5. rhythmrocker

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    Contact him - tell him/her you'll take it for 700 cash NOW.
     
  6. Shiny McShine

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    ReverendFrankie,

    If you want, I'll go check it out and see if it's real. No worries about my wanting it though, I've got my Twin needs taken care of already. Also, it's way over powered for what I do (at church).
     
  7. Doctor Morbius

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    I don't think the original blackface Fenders used EMI speakers, but I'm not sure.

     
  8. reverendfrankie

    reverendfrankie Supporting Member

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    Contact him - tell him/her you'll take it for 700 cash NOW.

    I would!:agree

    But...er, ahem, wife, kids, Christmas... on a pastor's salary;)

    So ... window shopping for me.
    Frank
     
  9. Lespaulsignature 74

    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    Ask him if it's all original, maybe one or more of the transformers have been replaced, that would bring the value down.
     
  10. scelerat

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    Surely it's the reissue, with those Eminence speakers. The details look like they've been copied and pasted from the Fender Amp Field Guide. I'm no expert, but according to the field guide, original twins came with Jensens or Oxfords.

    The pic in the original ad also shows tolex in very good (hmm one would say almost new) condition. Price is about what you'd expect for a TRRI. Seller is probably just confused.
     
  11. famouspogs

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    That's what I was thinking. Was eminence even around in 1967?
     
  12. NoBrakes

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    I think those had Jensens that year, Oxfords and Utahs showed up in the Silverface years(maybe late blackface). I would say unless somebody replaced the stock speakers with EMIs you are probably looking at a reissue... I've see people get pretty loose with their description of those amps... It's funny how it's always 65 blackfaces you see listed, not 67's 66s..etc. might be the real deal but proceed cautiously. As far as the comment about the power...I can get my 68' quieter than my Egnater 30.. It's just if you can deal with the weight.. Mines a 85 watter floating baffle cab and it's nowhere as heavy as a later 70s Twin...that amp would probably be similar.
     
  13. Squigglefunk

    Squigglefunk Senior Member

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    does it say anywhere that it's not a RI?
     
  14. tmac

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    from the pic I'd say RI
     
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    I guess I don't trust my fellow man. I believe it is someone who has worded the ad to imply it is an original when it is not.

    My bet is it is a RI.
     
  16. mbratch

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    The ad really has very little info. It starts out quite confused: it says it's a 65 amp produced in 1967.

    I'd want more pics and description. Some history wouldn't hurt either to understand what might have been changed. Call/contact the seller and ask questions. That's always the best policy. You can't tell by the speaker make/model as they may have been replaced. I've seen several vintage amps with newer Fender/Eminence speakers put in them.

    If you don't get clear or complete answers, move on.
     
  17. reverendfrankie

    reverendfrankie Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the great responses my brother string stranglers,
    I think this message below from the Vancouver Craigslist probably confirms your suspicions,:facepalm
    Rev Frank

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