Dumble amps.... Will amp profiling (such as Kemper P. A.) hurt the resale value?

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  1. standard24

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    Unlikely. There aren't enough D's in existence to satisfy the demand now. What if someone gets the bug for the real thing after playing a model?
     
  3. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    No, just as <insert Dumble-inspired tube amp here> hasn't hurt their value.
     
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    Let me think very deeply about that...nope.
     
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    Dumble amp profiles shouldn't hurt the resale values of Kempers at all. :)
     
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    Is this a joke? I hope so. I hate to think that its a serious question.
     
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    Dumble-worthless now?
     
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  9. Ferret

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    As much as art book reproductions have hurt the resale value of the Mona Lisa.
     
  10. Devnor

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    Those profiles sound but it seems to be missing the note bloom & crystal lettuce stuff.
     
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    You can't sample/profile crystal lettuce? Damn.
     
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    Long term, 50+ years. I would invest elsewhere. The price will take a hit in that it will not do as well as the market, the price will not beat inflation.

    Musicians are priced out of the market = no new recordings = no new people finding the dumbles of value.

    Eventually the people that like recordings of dumble amps made on the real thing will die. The recordings made so far on dumble amps are not classic enough to be remembered in 100 years. The recording are not historically important enough.

    Antique market is usually about visually beautiful objects, but there are people that collect odd things. There will still be someone that collects old amps just like there are people that collect anything else.
     
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    Is the availability of KTR's affecting Klon prices? Quite the opposite.
     
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    No biggy, Rappers don't use or care about Dumbles.
     
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    Yes, as profiling gets better it absolutely will bring the Amp value down.

    Dumble amp prices are very over inflated, IMO. Dumble made far more amps than Tranwreck did. The current prices are far greater than the actual worth and rarity of the amp.
     
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    The things 13r's say...lol
     
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    Not to the people with the means and desire to purchase the amps at those prices. There is no such thing as "actual worth." Worth and value are determined by those willing and able to buy the thing in question, not by those of us who think the price is too high.
     
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    I'm seeing a parallel between amp models and mp3s, but I seem to be the only one. I think the op has a legitimate question.
     
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    I don't think it will reduce value for several reasons.

    One, modeling has gotten awfully convincing but one thing I've found is that modeling the feel is virtually impossible. It's just not the same.

    Also, there are some old school players who would just never move away from old tube tech on general principles.
     
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    IMHO profiling/modeling probably will hurt tube amp sales overall, but Dumbles are so rare and sought-after and in such a different stratosphere in terms of pricing and target market that I don't expect their resale value will be hurt much if at all.
     

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