trade or sell rare gear?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by boost, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. boost

    boost Member

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    I have a Trace Elliot Vellocette Twin that is in excellent condition. I don't use this much at all and it is collecting dust. I was thinking of selling it or trading it for a 1974X or other style Marshall head or clone, or something in the driven brownface or tweed style amp. I could use that more than the TE.

    I don't see the TE's come up for sale at all and you can get 1974X type amps all day. This makes me want to hang on to the TE because there are literally none out there.

    So my question is: Would you sell a rare piece of gear not produced anymore that you don't use for a more common piece that you will? Or would you just keep the amp and stash it away because of the rarity?
     
  2. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    I sell anything I don't use, rarity means little to me application everything.
     
  3. boost

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    That's kinda the direction I've been going. I got rid of an original very early Rat pedal, old Champ, 60's Gibson LG-0, and a old Gibson Gibsonette amp. I bought things that I could use for gigging. I wasn't using any of this stuff.

    I just start to think maybe I should hold on to some of this stuff because once it's gone, more than likely I'll never own one again. Just getting cold feet I geuss and rethinking what I'm doing here.
     
  4. stratotastic

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    I guess it kinda depends on if you're a collector or a musician. I pretty much just hang onto stuff I use--if it's sitting around unused then I put it up for sale when I get the motivation. Something like the Velocette is probably not ever gonna be considered some rare, desired collector piece that's gonna put a kid through college when you sell it. I used to actually own one and always saw it as sort of flimsy, like a little toy amp. And with it's PCB and output transformer problems, probably will never be appealing to the same money guys that collect old Marshalls and Fenders and stuff.
     
  5. smolder

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    My taste in gear goes in cycles (I don't at all care about collections for the sake of collections). I try not to sell anything anymore. Depending upon what I'm doing musically (both playing and listening) I love rediscovering an old amp or neglected guitar. In the long run, I think its probably cheaper... just a matter of real estate.
     

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