Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by tiktok, Jun 8, 2019.
Wow. Not even SRV-owned.
**** my spats.
And beat up. I bought one for 600.00 a year ago, very clean. 600.00-700 is about right these days.
I wouldn't have that on my pedalboard for free. It's just a mid hump EQ and a diode or two. A Koko Boost (but not just that one) gives you way more control over the mid hump you want, and there are thousands of ways to add a layer of diode gain over a mid hump. Or not, if your amp will provide gain on its own.
The whole point of a tubescreamer, to me, is that it is a cheap and easy way of accomplishing those things. Lol.
Wtf???? Seriously? I wouldnt pay 100 for a ts. I saw a white face rat on fb going for $500. What are people smokin?
With simple circuits like that, my take is that they vary enough between each other that finding "the" box that you like is more a matter of trying a few dozen in a neutral setting. But people are always taken by the idea that there's a magic circuit out there, and it's always the older one.
I mean the price is obviously not about the circuit, it is about the idea of a collector’s item. But even then, I was surprised to not see a “Make an Offer” option. Holding firm at over 1k.
UPDATE: Whelp, I did a Reverb sold search and over 20 sold for more than $900 with several in the 1.5k range...so there are people out there.
I guess I could sell one of my amps or a guitar and buy it.
This is why you don't glorify vintage gear. Relative scarcity, "mojo," and being vintage/antique gives some the "right" to charge exorbitant prices.
So...there's a saying out there...
'When a man with experience meets a man with money...
...the man with the experience winds up with the money...
...and the man with the money winds up with an experience.
Too rich for my blood, but I liked the first “review” of the pedal.
Also, $12 for shipping is pretty reasonable.
It's 100% about collectability.
Yes...hype induced stupidity can be found out there, for sure!
Well, if it was $1500, you'd be saving a full $500. Now, $500 of saving sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Just focus on that.
Would love to see what they’d list an original Klon for.
Just buy a used Bad Monkey and thank me later!
I have one (paid 20€) and it sounds IDENTICAL to my TS808HW, probably the best TS ever made...go figure...
I guess it is time to dump the 50 tubescreamers I have in storage.
Ads like that drive a lot of traffic to reverb.com (or any other site that wants to post something on the outlandish side) which far outweighs the value of selling the pedal at that price.
A collecting mentality is very different from a using mentality. I use guitars but I collect fountain pens. It would never occur to me to berate what someone pays for a pedal. It would be the pot calling the kettle black based on how much I'll pay for a vintage fountain pen.
Everyone here knows that. Doesn't stop the "OMG" posts when something like this hits Reverb. I guess its just part of the general hilarity around these parts. And I wouldn't have it any other way, don't go changing', TGP!