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Amps you sold but should have kept

Percy

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I am Canadian and Garnet amps were well known in Winnipeg
Randy Bachman used them in the 1960's and 70's with 'The Guess Who'
I had a Garnet Gnome 5 watts good amp
 

Nifty

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I got a good deal on a Pevey Deuce around 1978-79. I sold it a few years later. It was way too much for a practice amp and my parents didnt miss it at all. :)
 

Dave P

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Dean Markley CD60. Sold it to get a Mesa Boogie. Realized shortly after I got the Boogie that I liked the Dean Markley better. Fast forward 35 years, I was feeling nostalgic and decided to pick up a old CD60 again. Sounds as good as I remembered. dm3c.jpg
 

jrgtr42

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I don;t know if if counts, but when I worked at a guitar shop, every so often something came in that I was interested in.
Sometimes I'd end up selling those peices out from under myself. Like an older (don't remember the year) JTM45, with matching cab,
there was a couple tweed Fenders, an Ampeg Rocket that sounded just as good if not better than the Fenders. One I really liked was an early (pre-Peavey) Budda Stringmaster. Killer amp that I was saving for, but someone else was interested.
Then there was a Soldano SLO100, with cab, that came in with a cherryburst Les Paul Custom. Insanely great sounding rig, though I wasn't really interested. I sold the Soldano |(got a nice commission from it too...) and a buddy of mine there sold the LP (ditto).
 

spidey

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I regret selling a 1976 superlead to help fund the purchase of a JCM900.
The biggest regret though was when I had two 4x12s in the early '90s and decided to let one go to help raise funds for a new guitar. I decided to keep the one with black fret cloth and sold the 'old one' with pinstripe fret cloth and greenbacks from the late 60s.... ahhh the mistakes of my youth! lol.
 

MattD1960

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I got a 1965 fender Deluxe Reverb, after I stepping in the middle of an older gentleman trying to trade it in to guitar center, the guy on the GC floor told him 400$ was the best they could do, this was (2010/11) so they were going for a pretty penny at the time i stepped in told the old guy not to sell it followed him to his car after i was asked to leave, apparently its frowned upon when u stop GC from making money. he was a nice guy and told me i could have it for 600 bucks i explained the real value, the amp was all there in great shape, he said hed take my 600. fast forward 2 years it was a great amp sounded AMAZING, i needed money in college and i sold it. worst move EVER, nothing has ever sounded like that blackface DR
 

ampdan

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Back in the early 90's I sold a 1965 Showman head & matching 2-15 cab...I know where the cab is, head could be anywhere by now..
It has a hole drilled through the S in Showman from a removed master volume some dumbass put in it before I got it...
 

59Vampire

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Lots of cool amps mentioned here. Mine might get a bit of a laugh. I sold a Danelectro DM25, my first real tube GUITAR amp to a very nice guy in Texas if i recall properly. He made high end pedals.
That amp was "garage" all the way. sold it to finance another purchase because i had already acquired another keeper amp.

The second amp i wish i kept was a Marshall Combo JTM 312(?). It was an early to mid 90s offering that came with 5881s. On Long Island there was a factory authorized Marshall guy who converted it to EL34s. The damn beast roared. I sold that to another pedal maker by chance, Mr. Hermida, who made some really cool pedals like the Mosferatu and that really cool pedal that emulated that really expensive amp. LOL. The story w.as really cool. I sold it to him. His sister or sister in law I dont recal which met me in a parking lot in an Islandia shopping center( there must be a story behind the name of this town).

Both transactions were fair and amiable yet i regret them both LOL
 

wild.joz

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Three JCM800s 2203 Half Stacks ('81 and '82) that were monsters. Should have kept at least two of them. I kept one of the cabs though, with the 65 watts speakers.

A Gibson GA5 that was a nasty little bastard!
 

DutchRay

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In addition to my first post, I'd like to add my Marshall 6101LE.
In the early 90's I worked for the largest distributor of music gear in Holland and, among other brands, we distributed Marshall. One day I was wondering around in our warehouse and found a box I wasn't familiar with. It turned out to be a Marshall 6101LE combo in Blue tolex and gold logo and chassis, limited to 600 (?) worldwide. I instantly bought it and a matching 1x12 cab and enjoyed it for many years, super versatile, from 25W to 100W and basically any classic Marshall in one amp. Channel 2 with humbuckers is just heavenly, at any volume!
In 2010-ish, I traded the combo for an R7 and I've always regretted selling it. Till today! I just bought a Blue tolex 6101, picking it up this Saturday! Not the gold logo and not mint but I'm fine with that, pics will follow asap :)

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dwagar

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1984 (I think it was) Marshall 4010 Combo. I thought it sounded fantastic. Too loud, and a one trick pony. I'd even made a head box so I could pull it out of the combo and use it with my huge old Fender 2x15 JBL cab.

But I decided I really needed a channel switching amp for my band. So I sold it to fund a JTM60 2x12. Oh, and my bass player refused to help carry that Fender cab anymore, lol.
 

latestarter

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...despite me knowing this thread well, after a glass of Cab Sav just now I read it as "Amps you should have sold, but kept".

My Crate Club 50...I help onto that for waaayyyy too long. Mark Knopfler made me do it.
 

latestarter

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I also regret selling a Silverface Princeton Reverb. I bought it for a great price and used it briefly together with a Tweed Deluxe, in a rig similar to Mike Campbell's. Then my band stopped and I thought I could do with an amp less...
One should never sell an old Princeton, tweed, brown, black, silver....ever. Hindsight, I know...
 

goldtop0

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...despite me knowing this thread well, after a glass of Cab Sav just now I read it as "Amps you should have sold, but kept".

My Crate Club 50...I help onto that for waaayyyy too long. Mark Knopfler made me do it.

'When did you strat your work Sir Arthur'..........

' I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that I have never strated my work.......I think what you meant to ask was when I started my work'

a good dollop of cab sav does the trick (y)
 

Minibucker

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Several come to mind, but the 'One' was a 1965 Fender Pro Reverb with original Jensen C12N's. Traded it with Lindy Fralin for a Victoria Tweed Super, which wasn't a bad amp. But man, that Pro Reverb was perfect...don't know what I was thinking, maybe that I wanted a Twin instead, or that it somehow wasn't 'loud' enough as a 2-12.
 
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