Oh Crap I'm Poor

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by shark_bite, Oct 22, 2008.

Which amp would you sell first?

  1. SF Deluxe Reverb

  2. SF Princeton (reverb)

  3. 59 Bassman LTD

  4. Traynor YBA-2B Bass Mate

  5. Carr Hammerhead Mk. I

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  1. shark_bite

    shark_bite Member

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    I just got hit with a huge plumbing surprise on Sunday afternoon about two hours after writing a thousand dollar check for another lingering bill. It sucks, but I guess that's life and these are the joys of home ownership. And now I'm stretched a little too thin for comfort.

    ANYWAY - my point here is this: I'm probably going to have to unload a piece of gear or two to float me through till the financial situation improves, and given my amps:guitars ratio, that's probably going to mean letting an amp go. If you had my amp collection, what would you let go of first? I'll probably have to go the local CL route because it's fast and doesn't involve shipping... so anything I put up should probably be something people actually want to buy.

    -1972 Deluxe Reverb, fresh back from the shop
    -1973 Traynor YBA-2B Bass Mate with a JBL D130
    -59 Bassman LTD (limited edition relic version)
    -Carr Hammerhead #028
    -Silverface Fender Princeton, heavily modded to include tube reverb, 6L6s, Deluxe OT, midrange control, standby, and a few other things

    (ugh, this is painful)
     
  2. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Out of them all, I'd get rid of the Bassman LTD first, then the '72 Deluxe Reverb, then the Carr Hammerhead. The other amps probably won't command a price that is equal to the tone that you appreciate (awesome Princeton I bet, but modded silverfaces won't bring in much) - looking with an eye on the market that's my opinion, as a TGP I say keep em all!
     
  3. shark_bite

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    The Bass Mate has been up on CL for a while for $550/$400 (with/without JBL) and it's seen pretty minimal interest. The Hammerhead was up at $1100 and only one person even emailed me. To make matters worse, someone locally put up the exact same Hammerhead a couple days later at the exact same price. I just reposted it for a little less, though.

    Wish me luck. When this is all over and done with - and it will be soon as I'm in the final stages of a job hunt that will effectively give me an extra paycheck every month - I might just end up buying back whatever I sell.
     
  4. m@2

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    i have been there, and am in a somewhat similar situation. I tend to first sell the stuff that:
    1. sell the easiest, have widest appeal
    2. take the smallest $$ loss on
    3. can be replaced

    good luck in the job hunt : )
     
  5. shark_bite

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    Holy ****. Just got the job offer. I can't imagine there having been better timing.

    PROBLEM SOLVED (almost)
     
  6. torontokio

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    Congrats!! Must be a bit of a relief!
     
  7. shark_bite

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    Very much so... although it felt really weird to quit my job today. I've been working there since I graduated from college. Luckily, the new job came with a 40% pay increase.

    GOODSELL HERE I COME.
     
  8. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    You know it's all thanks to this poll! Congrats!
     
  9. shark_bite

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    Could be. I posted it and like 10 minutes later I got the call. I was supposed to do more interviews but they liked me so much they decided to go ahead and extend the offer right away.
     
  10. Mondoslug

    Mondoslug Supporting Member

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    So now you need money to celebrate.

    How much for the '72 Deluxe Reverb? :)
     
  11. shark_bite

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    The one amp I don't want to sell! But Andy, if I knew I was going to hear it on one of your kick-ass recordings, I'd probably even consider it.
     
  12. Mondoslug

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    hah! well thanks anyway.

    Congrats on the job.
     
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    Keep the Silverface, sell the rest.
     
  14. shark_bite

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    Weirdly enough nobody is biting on the Traynor locally. And it's way too heavy to sell any other way, so maybe I end up keeping everything, hanging on for dear life until I start getting paid at my new job, and then rebounding that way.
     

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