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Amps you sold but should have kept

Michael Patrick

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'72 50-watt Marshall. Doh!

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TxMack

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Early on I had a Blackface Twin reverb I should have kept. I traded it for a MV JCM 800 half stack, so it wasn't a terrible thing, but still.
The first little no-name tube amp that I had I should have kept. I got it in the early 80's and it was probably early 60's. Nothing special but had a great little sound that I had no appreciation for at the time.
But the only really painful one was an old Tweed Gibson-I'm not clear on the model..but it was 1x12, 6v6, maybe tremolo. I know I sold it for $400 and thought that was cool because I bought it for $200.00. Figured I could always get another one....
It was in great shape and what a sound....
 

Gridlock

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A ‘76 or ‘77 Marshall JMP 2204 half stack, a BF Fender Vibrolux Reverb, a BF Fender Twin Reverb, and a BF Fender Princeton Reverb. All great sounding amps.

A couple of photos.

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joeh77

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Nothing that would be worth really big money now, but I do miss my early 90's Marshall JTM 30. Just had that crunch without being crazy loud. I had a Music Man RD 50 that I traded in for the Marshall that would be nice to have back too.
 

deytookerjaabs

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Here's a happier version. I had a 90's JTM50 combo I bought on the spot from a little shop in town. I then used it quite a lot, loving the punch, glassines, clean headroom and most of all enjoying how well the knobs dialed in different feels from the cleans/gain. There's just something about the amp that could get so close to iconic tones while at the same time you could warm it up a hair if needed. Plus, again, lotsa headroom.

Anyways, I let it go to a pawn shop in a crunch (no pun intended). Thankfully they asked triple the value they gave me on it and over a year later it was still for sale. I go in there, no one recognizes me and I haggle hard as I plug in to realize "hot damn that punch is still there." They passed up larger offers but on this day they bit! Back home the lil' amp came:

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I know there's a mountain of hullaballoo about this or that spec + detail bla bla bla but this ****ing amp just sounds right. :giggle:

Plus, I beat the pawn system, not in a million years would they have offered the interest rate in actual dollars that the transaction made 1.5 years later ended up being.
 

agogetr

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Every Fender Deluxe I've ever owned. Every time I got rid of one, I thought, "great amp, but common as flies. I'll just grab another when I want."
All-time worst decision as far as amps go was my '74 100W Marshall 1/2 stack. So loud it would cause vertigo if you stood too close. Signed by Jim Marshall inside the cab. With slipcovers. I still can't think about that without getting a little sorrowful. Totally impractical but what an amplifier
i think some majic happened in 74 at marshall. cant explain the 1974 amps that crush it. my pals have had them too.
i had a beat 74 50 watter i popped it on greedbay for no particular reason with no reserve, got 550 dollars for it. i havent heard another 50 watter like that one. i fumbled that one.
 

agogetr

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Here's a happier version. I had a 90's JTM50 combo I bought on the spot from a little shop in town. I then used it quite a lot, loving the punch, glassines, clean headroom and most of all enjoying how well the knobs dialed in different feels from the cleans/gain. There's just something about the amp that could get so close to iconic tones while at the same time you could warm it up a hair if needed. Plus, again, lotsa headroom.

Anyways, I let it go to a pawn shop in a crunch (no pun intended). Thankfully they asked triple the value they gave me on it and over a year later it was still for sale. I go in there, no one recognizes me and I haggle hard as I plug in to realize "hot damn that punch is still there." They passed up larger offers but on this day they bit! Back home the lil' amp came:

67kfrQhl.jpg


I know there's a mountain of hullaballoo about this or that spec + detail bla bla bla but this ****ing amp just sounds right. :giggle:

Plus, I beat the pawn system, not in a million years would they have offered the interest rate in actual dollars that the transaction made 1.5 years later ended up being.
thats awesome. i sold an rc allen guitar from the fifties to a pawnshop for 100 dollars when i was 16 years old, i went back in when i was 26 and bought it back for 150 dollars. hard to believe but true, and i still have it over 30 years later!
 

agogetr

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The only one I really regret selling was my first amp - a 1956 narrow panel tweed deluxe.
It was the 80s, and I was young and stupid! 🙃
haha, its crazy but i have bought tons of amps over time and it seems like the most reluctant sellers were always the ones selling their deluxe lol
the only thing worse is buying from a long term pre war martin owner
 

TFLP

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I bought a Matchless DC30 in 1992, the first one in Norway. Sold it in 98 to buy a Fender Dual Professional 100w, which I still have.
 
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