Which amp would YOU sell?

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  1. Major Dude

    Major Dude Member

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    I have been lucky enough to gig for the past few years with an awesome, tube-rectified 6G6 '61 Blonde Bassman but recently I pulled the trigger on a Carr Rambler which has stolen the show. My backup amp is a 1978 50w Marshall JMP 2104.

    I now need to raise funds to pay some big bills so a lot of pedals and one of the amps must go. I instantly decided it should be the Marshall because I'm definitely more of a Fender guy and I just love that Bassman. On reflection I do have my Fender tones well covered with the Rambler so I'm thinking 'should I keep the JMP for variety?'. The Bassman would fetch more money I guess but I always imagined it was here to stay.

    It's a really tough call. :huh

    Which amp would YOU sell and why?
     
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  2. Moby Dick

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    No bout a doubt it,
    Sell the rambler.
     
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  3. FenderBigot

    FenderBigot Supporting Member

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    Rambler... Gotta hang on to the others.
     
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  4. Stormin

    Stormin Tele's and Plexis Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Your profile says your in the UK. '78 JMP's are easy to get over there. '61 Bassmen have got to be impossible to find.
     
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  5. TCMx3

    TCMx3 Supporting Member

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    sell the Marshall; it's the easiest to replace.

    besides next time around it opens you to all other sorts of Marshalls you might like to try; 45/100, 67 Super Bass, Master Super Lead, Friedman, etc. not sure you're going to find an equivalent Blonde Bassman.
     
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  6. eigentone

    eigentone Supporting Member

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    Sell the Marshall. You don't love it and the Bassman can be your "backup amp".

    Your friends have Marshalls if you need that tone.
     
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  7. Ilduce

    Ilduce And now for something completely different!

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    Anything other than the Bassman!
     
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  9. Major Dude

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    This is helping, thank you...I wish I'd known how to start this thread with a poll.

    Sell: Joint equal votes for the Rambler and Marshall so far
    Keep the Bassman = unanimous
     
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    musekatcher Supporting Member

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    The Marshall and Bassman will only go up in value...I agree the Marshall is the easier to replace of the two.
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    This is my vote too. I'll echo the others in saying there are plenty of late 70s Marshalls around you can get for a decent price so easier to replace. I would definitely not sell that bassman
     
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    My policy in situations like this is sell the one that is easiest to replace.

    Personally, I'd sell the Marshall. There's just too many really good Marshall-in-a-box pedals out there that can get you 99% there with the click of a switch.
     
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  13. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    Sell? An amp? I think I'd sell my car or maybe a kidney first.

    But seriously, you gotta keep that Bassman. Sell the Marshall, you can get another.
     
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    I'd sell the Rambler. If you have to keep that, then sell the Marshall. The Bassman would be very difficult to replace and at some point you'll almost certainly wish you'd kept it.
     
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    remocity Supporting Member

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    Sell the Rambler.
     
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    This would have been so much easier if there was a poll.
     
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  18. BadHiwatt

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    I"m in a similar situation, and am asking myself the following questions:
    What is the easiest to replace?
    What is the most difficult to replace?
    Which do you play the most?
    Which do you play the least?
    Do any cover the same ground? If so, what is different enough to have both?
    Which one will make you sad not to have?
    Which amp makes you happiest when you play it?
     
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  19. cnardone

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    Keep the bassman. Flip a coin for the other two. When the coin is in the air, you will realize which one you really want to keep. Keep that one. Don't worry about sonic "coverage" keep the one you want deep down.
     
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  20. Wirezz

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    I'd take the bassman out of active gig duty and keep it safe. The rambler does what you need so it stays.

    Sell the Marshall. Maybe find a pedal thay sounds like it :)
     
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