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Dang, this one got away. Vintage Black Line Fender

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by keithb7, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. keithb7

    keithb7 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    46
    Jan 9, 2010
    Western Canada
    Part of my daily routine...Coffee in hand, cruise Craigslist for a few mins before I head off to work.
    I saw this ad yesterday. 19 mins old when I saw it.

    Yup a 1968. Blackline Drip Edge Deluxe Reverb. Folks, that's $500 Canadian. That's about $350 US Dollars. No shipping either. I was all over it. The seller never responded and soon later, pulled the ad. I bet he got a lot of action on that ad.

    Dang. That would have been a score. I took a screen shot while the ad was still up so we could whine about it later. Oh well, maybe someday I'll get my lucky break. :rolleyes:


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  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Dang! I bet the cab is worth that.
    The one that got away...
     

  3. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    I have one!
    A 1968 Deluxe Reverb, that is.

    Mine did cost a little more, but it looks a LOT better.....and it came with a speaker. ;)
     

  4. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Tele-Holic

    Age:
    55
    755
    Jun 7, 2017
    GCDB
    "I dunno' it's got no speaker, Amps no good w/o a speaker..I will do you a favor and give you a Hundy for it"
     
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  5. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Once I was wheeling a '29 Indian 101 Scout barn find toward my truck and the owner was shaking her head saying, "I don't know why you want that old thing. The tires are flat and the leather's rotted off the seat."
     

  6. AlbertaGriff

    AlbertaGriff Tele-Meister

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    Mar 2, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    That's too bad... just be ready for the next one that comes along!
     

  7. Capn Rory

    Capn Rory Tele-Meister

    132
    Jan 31, 2007
    Edmonton AB
    Keith, I would say you got your lucky break up Barkerville way ... or was it Wells?
     
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  8. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    41
    Dec 8, 2009
    Cincinnati
    Dear God, that will make your heart skip a beat.
     

  9. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Whoa! What a deal (for somebody else)!
     

  10. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Watch, he is now "educated", and will "fix" it, and relist for $3500. Where the face palm emoji when you really need one? (Mods?)
     

  11. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    It’s from a flood. All rusted inside. Barely worth $50.

    (Trying to make you feel better...)
     

  12. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    That is not a blackline although it is a drip edge. It is in sad shape.....it might have been worth that IF what is left of it is original and functional. or it might not have been. I fully agree that it would need some work. I say that the best it could ever be is a player amp that would be worth about $1k....after perhaps $300-500 in work and parts.
    The amp to the left would be the one to get.....
     

  13. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Sharp eyes, Wally. Right, not a black line. But what's the other amp? I can't tell from that.
     

  14. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    It is another SFDR......in much better condition, I would bet. Just the bit of tolex and grille we can see proves that. rile number one....do NOT show even a part of an similar amp in much better condition when trying to sell an ‘issues’ amp.
     
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  15. keithb7

    keithb7 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    46
    Jan 9, 2010
    Western Canada
    The thin vertical black lines were seen in the original photo. Maybe mine above was too compressed and harder to see? The original pic, I could see the black lines.

    Maybe I am mistaken. I thought the vertical thin black lines were only used in late ‘67 into early ‘68. I hear these model DRs had BF guts in SF Drip Edge chassis’. Internet folklore?
     

  16. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Keith, it's my understanding that black lines were a fair bet to having untouched BF guts. But blacklines didn't run for a whole year, and overlapped with drip edge. So, there are black line 68s, and regular SF 68s.

    When I zoom your little photo, just before it becomes a blurred mess, I can clearly make out the double line later SF cosmetic. Not black line. Are you seeing different, on that photo in person? Do you have more photos?
     

  17. Would have been a great deal, I'd have bought it and I'm not a DR guy at all. As for blackline, I've got a very early 70 VR with the infamous blacklines.... so it's not just 68 or 69

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  18. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    It says "needs some work", which could mean more than putting a speaker in.
     

  19. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    My '70 VR doesn't have black lines so they must have had a box of mixed control plates during that time... yours got the luck of the draw :)
     

  20. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    I stand corrected....I took another look and the black lines are there. IMHO, it doesn’t change anything. That amp is a big question mark....”needs work” is more than likely an admission that what it needs is more expensive than the owner cares to expend.
    The black lines were on the first SF amps...starting in April of ‘67. It is true that it is more probable than not that the circuit in a black line SF are the Bf circuits, but it is not a guarantee.
     

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