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Shark Sandwich

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it's amazing they still haven't made new video clips or sound clips. The youtube clips they use on their site are old and not very good for the most part.
 

drbob1

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ACtually, Matchless amps are one of the places where prices have gone DOWN since the good old days. In the late 90s, $3500 was the best you could find a DC30 for, new or used. $2800 for a hand wired, built in America amp? Seems fairly reasonable!
 

rockon1

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The Hotbox III looks and sounds nice for my needs. Where might one purchase one though? Google doesn't seem to be my friend with this. Bob
 

tobereleased

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/13, 65 amps, Bad Cat, Morgan, Jackson are all similarly priced, no? Or what great amps are you talking about?
This reads like you are suggesting this is the exhaustive list of great amps.

Fender, Vox and Marshall fans everywhere might disagree with that idea.
 

the tourist

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This reads like you are suggesting this is the exhaustive list of great amps.

Fender, Vox and Marshall fans everywhere might disagree with that idea.
Pretty sure he was going with boutique, handwired in the USA amps, and then just giving a couple examples. :huh
 

the tourist

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Youll make it up in resale value.

Also, they arent the same amp.
I guess it depends on the model. I bought a 3 month old Avalon 30R 1x12 combo with the plexi front in the spring of 2011 for $1950. That seems about like the standard price drop for something used. It's the same percentage drop in new-to-used that my Swart ST Stereo just sold for. I don't see Matchless holding their value as well as they used to....
 

SirGilmour

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Youll make it up in resale value.

Also, they arent the same amp.
They are equals. Not exactly the same but both designed by Marc Samson and both of equal quality.

Also, there is no way you will make up $500 between the two. They are usually priced pretty close on the used market.
 
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mcdyas

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They are equals. Not exactly the same but both designed by Marc Samson and both of equal quality.

Also, there is no way you will make up $500 between the two. They are usually priced pretty close on the used market.
Used Black Cats can be had for significantly less than used C30s and this has been true for many years. Now with Bad Cat changing their Black Cat design every few years (smaller chassis last year, K master this year and so on) the "older" Black Cat version amps will continue to be hit on resale value. Strong used prices help support a manufacturer's new prices.
 
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jazzguitar

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Yeah, Bad Cat amps seem to really take a hit on the resale price. When I was selling mine last summer I had it priced $800 less than a nearly identical Matchless and still had a tough time selling it. I don't understand why but it's like they're the Saab of the amp world. They've "strayed" ;) pretty far from their Sampson days, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I think the big price cut and their Ed Hardy image might have something to do with it too. On the other hand Matchless amps hold their value very well.
 
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