Just bought a fender...is this a steal?

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  1. nrvana8775

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    I think it's an "evil twin" in head form. So you probably paid market, but didn't steal it.
     
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    Never played a red knob showman or twin, but I have not read good things on them. I hope it works out for you....
     
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    A friend has one of these, he sounds great playing it. Don't know about the street price, but $350 seems like an OK deal. Not a "steal", but good value.
     
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    Looks good to me, I mean what do you get for $350?
     
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    In the year 2005 I was shopping on eBay for a Fender head.
    I would save the auction webpages to my hard drive.
    I just pulled up three for the Fender Dual Showman "Red Knob".
    Two sold for $500 each.
    The third one the buyer hit the "Buy It Now" for $525.

    For the "Fender Amp Field Guide" information for the amp,
    click on the following link ....

    http://www.thevintagesound.com/ffg/showman_redknob.html

    - Ken
     
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    Hey, remember, Robben Ford is very often seen using a red-knob Twin. Not saying everyone should aspire to sound like Robben, but the man does know a thing or two.
     
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    Yeah, $350, and then 30% off with the Microsoft Live Search promotion.
     
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    It's certainly the case that players who use red knob Twins seem to like them a lot and stick with them... I know a few guys who swear by them.
    Never had one myself, though I have used the odd rented one when gigging on the Continent...
    I also had a Super 60 for a while and that amp definitely had a sound of its own - not one I particularly liked, but a very distinctive sound all the same. Sadly, it also had a shitload of issues with reliabilty, due to poor PCB soldering, which may well also afflict its bigger bro'. They were made at a time when the QC at Fender wasn't exactly wonderful...
     
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    First I've heard of reliability issues with them. Is this something that was common?
     
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    Anyone have more info about the red knob dual showmans?

    I've been reading mixed reviews on the red knobs in general, but the showman reviews seemed positive. I'm using this primarily for clean, the distortion will come from an openhaus pedal.
     
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