How much is a Lab Series L5 worth?

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  1. Dewey Cox

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    There's one in a pawn shop for $150. Good deal?
     
  2. gpro34

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    That's good. Usually they're $300-400 used.
     
  3. LilSteve

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    Had one back in the 80's and 90's. Should have kept it swapped out the speakers. For $150 i'd go for it.
     
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    I see em' on Craigslist for $150 a lot. It's not a bad price. I don't really care for em.
     
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    I dont really trust my memory too often, but I would swear that BB King used them a lot.

    Atleast thats how I remembered it :)
     
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    I love them. I own and use an L9.
    $150 is a bargain; grab it.
     
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    So did Ronnie Montrose (I owned one as well).
     
  8. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    It's worth $150.

    If it works that's is a good price for a descent amp. I'd hit it!



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    Is that the King's X Ty Tabor amp? If so, that has to be one of my favorite all time tones! For $150, it would make a great backup amp or one for your buddies when they come over for a jam.
     
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    $150? Sure. $200-300 is the usual. It's a good amp.
     
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    It's a $200.00 amp that sounds like a, well, $200.00 amp.
     
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    On craigs you can probably score one for $200ish, but a clean one in a shop will be $300-400. There's a shop by me that has a minty one right now for $550.
     
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    It's not really my thing and I have a Yamaha SS amp that fills the 'lots of headroom backup jazz amp' role, but yeah... $150 is a very decent deal if that's the type of amp you're after or as a backup if you don't already have one.
     
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    it's a great sound. . .Moog was onto something. . .but not every sound is for everybody. .
     
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    I don't know how much they are worth but I've heard guys ( years ago ) get good tones from them - was surprised it was a Lab- but I said good not great..........
     
  16. Dewey Cox

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    His favorite actually!
     
  17. Dewey Cox

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    Cool, thanks guys. Yeah it definitely wouldn't be my main amp (got SFSR and a DRRI for that). I'll probably try it for while an if I don't like it sell it...
     
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    cffluntouch Gold Supporting Member

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    Thats a good deal. I have one, plugged into it the other day for the first time in a long time. I like it. Won't gig with it, but you can get some cool spanky tones out of it.
     
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    Ok, I'll play. What does a $200 amp sound like?
     
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    Probably like a Lab Series L5, according to a typical 'Boogie player'. :p
     

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