What's a 1974 Fender Super Six worth?

sl33py

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There's one for sale in my area. Dude has it for ~$600. I'm guessing it's worth a bit more than that.

Looks like fair condition, not mind, but not messed up, and he said the transformers etc are all good and the amp works. Looks ok from the photos.

Anyone know?
 

AndreasG

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If you can use a big amp like that I think there are few better deals out there...I saw one locally last week for sale for 1400€ which is aout 1900$ right now....
 

sl33py

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Thanks. I was asking more from the point of view of whether it's worth buying to resell, if they were selling it for ridiculously cheap. I have no use for it.
 

zenas

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It should be worth more than that but it's really not. Pretty much a Twin Reverb with six tens.

Don't get me worng thats a good price if it's in good shape I just don't see you making alot on a flip.

If it was close to me I'd grab it if it has CTS alnicos or some other good speakers. Sad thing is I bet you'd make more parting it then selling it in one piece.
 

QRSS

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i would NOT buy to resell unless i were getting it for $200.
hard to move an amp there is no-to-low demand for.
 

BluesForDan

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i would NOT buy to resell unless i were getting it for $200.
hard to move an amp there is no-to-low demand for.
hear ye hear ye hear ye. wise words have been spoken. Just because it is old and cool, doesn't mean it is worth a lot. Only to the right person and you'd have find them, convince them that the one you have is the one they want, and somehow get that heavy load to its new home.

Not worth the trouble. Only buy it if you want and/or can use it.
 

soldersucker

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hear ye hear ye hear ye. wise words have been spoken. Just because it is old and cool, doesn't mean it is worth a lot. Only to the right person and you'd have find them, convince them that the one you have is the one they want, and somehow get that heavy load to its new home.

Not worth the trouble. Only buy it if you want and/or can use it.
Very hard to flip and lift.
 

gigs

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Its so LOUD and HEAVY. Loudest amp I ever played thru.

Great amp... but a back breaker if you're going to gig with it.

Hard to imagine there is much of a demand for it today.
 

Guitar Dave T

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10 years ago there were at least 3 of them floating around with younger scrub-work bands in the Denton, Tx area, but I haven't seen one in a while. It's one of those amps that make roadies long for full stacks and B3's.
 

drbob1

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Yup, very hard to sell and parting it out would increase the value! A 70s Twin sells for the $600 range. If you turned it into a head and sold that for $500, then the speakers for $400 (if they're CTS) you'd make some money, but would it be worth the trouble?
 

Rumble

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I had one long ago and it sounded great, but was one of the dumbest gear choices I've ever made (and there's been doozys, lol).
 

Papanate

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There's one for sale in my area. Dude has it for ~$600. I'm guessing it's worth a bit more than that.
The Super Six was a short lived very heavy amp that Fender
was attempting to grab the Rock market with…most likely the
same guys using the Super Twin (180 watts…2 x 12). They have
some problems right out the factory door -
One of them: Fender in all their illogic slapped a Fender
Twin 4 ohm Transformers in them to handle a 5.2 ohm speaker load.
The few people I knew who went on the road with them all
disconnected the top two speakers and wired the 4
remaining speakers to 4 ohms. That configuration
produced a Twin Reverb type tone…but with a
Super Reverb type response.

They added a line out, a hum balance pot (weird concept
to say the least) and a Push Pull boost pot in the later runs.
They are not popular - nor collected by many people.

If you wanted to flip it - Ebay is your best option - the
resellers there seem to think the amp is worth $1200.
However the shipping for that thing is approaching $150 - $200.
If it were me I would check the amp out - and if everything
is working right, and the tubes are in reasonable
shape - I'd offer $400. Be prepared to sit on it though
for at least 6 months to a year before you ever get a bite.
 




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