Which amp(s) to keep?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by scottcw, Aug 13, 2019 at 4:10 PM.

  1. Laurence

    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd keep them all. However, as I've been cleaning up/reorganizing my storage space I've found I have 20+ amps after selling a few or more the last couple of years (not counting speaker cabs). So, I may not be the greatest judge. But, it seems they're all great amps. Always keep a great amp.
     
  2. BlueRiff

    BlueRiff Member

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    The '63 & the Stark X - why is she making you sell two of them?? :p:p
     
  3. SciFlyer

    SciFlyer Supporting Member

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    The Fender and Marshall are always going to hold their value and be desirable amps.
     
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  4. Thoughtpolice

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    Ho!y crap, going through something similar, godspeed...
     
  5. eigentone

    eigentone Supporting Member

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    Marshall and Fender for me. That will cover a lot of tones and is ought to work well with a good variety of my guitars.

    But more importantly… you asked about thought process. I sell what I don't use. I think this pair is what I'd use the most. I'd go about it by selling the one I use the least. Take some time to get re-acquainted with your newer, slimmer setup. Then sell the one you use least. Down to 2.
     
  6. Bluesful

    Bluesful Supporting Member

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    Marshall and Fender.

    Many options for low volume assistance available.
     
  7. gunslinger

    gunslinger Member

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    • 1968 Marshall 1987 50 watt head and the
    • Stark X-Ray
     
  8. Jimmy_Rage

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    Another vote for the Marshall and Stark.
     
  9. HeavyCream

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    I honestly wouldn’t part with any if you don’t need the money. You could loose the Filmosound but how much space are you actually gaining? Not much. Only the Marshall takes up space. I wouldn’t be able to part with a ‘68 1987 unless I REALLY needed doe. Stick it in a closet and bring her out once in a blue when she calls to you.

    If you let go of any of them, besides maybe the Filmosound (which is still cool as hell), you will absolutely regret it. If I owned those amps and lived in a 10x10 room, you’d better believe I’d toss my TV before letting one of those go. Am I the only one?
     
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  10. Gallery

    Gallery Supporting Member

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    I’d sell the Filmosound and find a way to keep the other 3.
     
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  11. wilblee

    wilblee Hack sans shame Gold Supporting Member

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    Keep the Stark. Sell the rest. Buy a smaller Marshall combo. That Marshall head of yours is an awesome amp that you are never going to use in its sweet spot at home or in church. For what you could get for the three non-Stark amps, you could get a Marshall 1974X and have Marshall tone that you can use at home and at church.
     
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  12. Alton

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    You need to move somewhere else so you will have room for all your amps.
     
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  13. Al Rose

    Al Rose Gold Supporting Member

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    This IS TGP @Geeze - so of course, yes, you need more amps to fill up the space! :p

    Al
     
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  14. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    I can’t believe reading this from the man that has a nice collection and advises against selling, haha, so you breaking down brother?
     
  15. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    No brainer, This ^ here is my recommendation as well.
     
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  16. gillman royce

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    Don't know your age, location or style of music though Worship gives me a hint. If you aren't playing out other than church and don't see the possibility of doing so in the next 5-10 years( depending on your current age), let the Marshall go and keep the amp you say you love - Stark( which means you've bonded with it and is probably your go-to )and the Brownface.The Marshall is a great amp but it does need to be unwound to get the best out of it. Sad, but I've had to do the same over time. We all have pieces we regret selling - and then try to track down later. Or not. It just may be time.
     
  17. gillman royce

    gillman royce Member

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    Absolutely !
     
  18. michael patrick

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    And the reason is it's year of production.
    That is a rare and valuable amp.
    You do not want to just unload it. Really! :)
     
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  20. scottcw

    scottcw Low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Trust me that I would not "just unload it." I would only let it go for at or near top value.
     
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