Recently, I've gotten rid of all my "High end" amps and...

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  1. zekmoe

    zekmoe Member

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    I haven't missed them. Over the last few months, I've sold or traded:
    Matchless DC-30 Sampson Era - Most mint one in existance.
    Orange 70's Or-80 and 90's 2-12 cab. Amp was definitly the most mint one in existance.
    Clark Beaufort with Tube Tremelo and Clark 3 knob stand alone reverb. Also, super mint and top of the line version.
    JCM800 50 watt single channel over under, mint.
    All great examples of the amp, but I rarely played them. They all were too loud in the sweet spot for my measly gig and jam life.
    I'm living with a Rivera k55, Dr Z maz 18, Reinhardt 18, and Marshall JTM60, and have never been happier with my sound. Plus, I don't have to worry about scratching the amp, getting it stolen or having a beer slopped on them. Utility and great sounding IMHO.
    Just a 3 beer blurt.
     
  2. 5E3

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    Wow, an impressive list of amps sold, but an impressive list remains!
     
  3. soldano16

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    That's why I keep recommending the Ultimate Attenuator. Because now I can use my 68 50 watt plexi in the sweet spot at usable volumes.
     
  4. StompBoxBlues

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    I was really curious, with the sales of these amps, did you buy them new or used and either way, did you mostly make money or lose money from the purchase price?

    And "high end" seems really relative...when I saw the thread I thought you were going to be saying you sold your Dr Z, and now played a Classic 50 or something, but from my cantage point, the ones you kept seem pretty high-end, :rotflmao
     
  5. MartinC

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    Yep ... first thing I thought too ...
     
  6. Gasp100

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    Me too, I thought you were going to wow us with some hidden, inexpensive treasures that were "just/almost as good" and gave up the goods. What's a Reinhardt 18 go for these days?
     
  7. davebc

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    THAT could not have been easy. In the past year I offed a bunch of boutique amps and guitars, too numerous list; but it was to fund other gear which took some of the sting out.
    It's difficult to sell gear that's been a part of your life, even if it's collecting dust. It's a very powerful bond we form with this stuff, all part of the magic.
    Glad it only took 3 beers to ease the pain.:BEER
     
  8. phatster

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    I have amplifier acquisition disorder or ADD..........
     
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    Whoops.... my ADD got in the way! Make that AAD!!!
     
  10. CocoTone

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    If you don't consider the amps left as boutique, but just run of the mill, then your just braggin' is all. Showoff.:D I don't think I've ever seen a Dr. Z or Reinhart in a club in these neck of the woods.

    CT.
     
  11. Plague Dog

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    Hmmmm, I gigged last time with a Crate Vintage Club 50- cost $150. A PRS CE1- cost $400 and a Visual sound Route 66- cost $75.

    The guy on the other side of the stage played a Two Rock something or other- cost $3K+, A Suhr strat thing- cost $3K+ and a pedalboard with every top notch pedal you could imagine- cost estimate $3K.
     
  12. Mudder

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    I've also pared down much of my expensive gear to a couple spendy items and some quality cheap stuff.

    My amps now consist of...

    DrZ Rt66
    Peavey VTM60
    Orange TT
    Gibson GA5 (caught the sale)

    Hamer Diablo
    Ibby SZ720
    Ric 620
    Peavey Predator
    Yamaha AEX502

    All this cheap gear gets me all the tones I'm looking for and shows me that what I really need is more playing time.
     
  13. BIGGERSTAFF

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    +1

    Reinhardt and Dr Z not high end?(and Rivera K55 and Marshall JTM60 aren't exactly slouches).
     
  14. JubileeMan 2555

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    +1 again..

    lol..its kinda like "...let them eat cake..." sort of a disconnect of whats high-end and whats low-end.

    I half expected you to say you sold you two-rock for a Hot rod Deville.

    But keeping something handmade one at a time by a guy like Reinhart isn't getting rid of all you high-end.
     
  15. Tonefish

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    those keepers aren't slackers, but doing what makes you feel good is soooo important with music making stuff...glad you are liking it
     

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