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Expensive amps

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by daveyboy, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Tele-Meister

    224
    Aug 30, 2012
    Victoria BC Canada
    Whats the moat money you would or have spent on an amp?
     

  2. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    Most expensive so far - I paid $800 for a used Marshall JCM900 2x12 combo with Mesa speakers back in '92. My current amp is a Vox AC15C1 that I paid $435 for as a brand new B stock.

    Next will probably be a Blues Jr., so I think I'm right around $600 max for what I'd be willing to spend at this point in my life. Not that price is limiting me on what I'm getting, it's more like what tone do I want and right now it's my Vox and a Blues Jr. that I want.
     

  3. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

    601
    Jan 27, 2010
    Kingston, Ontario
    $600 for a 1965 Bassman head and cab. Sad thing is, I have NEVER played it. I keep on playing my 1962 Ampeg Reverbrocket that was $200. The Bassman just seemed like too good of a deal to pass up.
     

  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    Jammed a few times with a guy who had one of those 60's Reverbrockets. It was a great sounding amp. I was bummed when he hit financial hard times and pawned it for almost nothing.
     

  5. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    Around
    Is my wife reading this
     

  6. Dunzie

    Dunzie Tele-Holic

    :lol:

    Just speak in code. She'll never know. Take a zero away. Let's hear about your $500 amp! ;)

    Me? Most I've spent was $3400 on my new Two Rock Studio Pro 35 and 410 cabinet. Worth it? I think so. It's my favorite amp I've played, but is it better than 3 Bassman Ltd's or Twin Reverbs? I guess since I could only play one or two of those at a time anyway... yeah.

    [​IMG]
     

  7. daveyboy

    daveyboy Tele-Meister

    224
    Aug 30, 2012
    Victoria BC Canada
    I am fighting the strong GAS for a 57 Bandmaster reissue for $2600. I love it.
     

  8. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    I'd be willing to spend 3K.

    I have spent 1700.00 (tone king imperial brand new)
     

  9. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    48
    Aug 17, 2012
    Seattle
    For a single unit, that would be my Boogie Mark V head at about $2000.
     

  10. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    $2k on a tweed Pro.
    Worth every penny.
    God speaks through it.
     

  11. daveyboy

    daveyboy Tele-Meister

    224
    Aug 30, 2012
    Victoria BC Canada
    Is it a fender or another brand? I came close to a Victoria Tweed Pro with the 15" Emi.
     

  12. Itwang

    Itwang Tele-Meister

    464
    Apr 4, 2011
    Oregon
    $1300 Carr Rambler, craigslist mint........
     

  13. Devillian

    Devillian Tele-Meister

    252
    Apr 23, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Sooo cheap! Very nice score there.

    This amp is number 1 on my 'dream amp' list, but at $3500 AUD it's gonna be a while! Looking forward to it though.
     

  14. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter




    I spent 1500 on a used one (hardly a mark on it/hardly played) and I'll likely spill 3k on a new Sky King. Closest dealer listed is 2 1/2 hrs 1 way but their website doesn't list TKing as one of their lines. Otherwise NY state or chance on shipping without damage (and without playing). Sorry, going off topic.
     

  15. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    $ 745 for a Brand New Fender Super Twin in '76.
    I'm pretty sure it is the only Amp I have ever bought New.
    Since then, everything I own has been used.
    Used Marshall JCM800 w/4 x 12 $650 back in the early 90's is the Most I've paid since.

    But if I had somebody else's' Funds, I wouldn't bat an eye at buying some of the Boutique Amps out there. Divided by 13 makes some nice stuff.
     

  16. udoering

    udoering Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Mar 31, 2013
    near Cologne, Germany
    I paid € 2250 for my Mesa Lonestar Special head without any regret. If it would have been the appropriate amp, I´d have spent 3000,- for a Mark V. Above that - I don´t think so.
     

  17. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK
    Spent around £2k on my MK3 Boogie in the 80's. Cost me a great Les Paul to get it but it's by far the best music investment I've ever made as it gets the absolute best from any guitar I have and it's earned it's keep many, many times over. Lifetime keeper amp.

    I can't believe what people pay for guitars and then put them through one dimensional or one trick pony amps or worse still, a load of tone sucking pedals. The guitar is only half the equation.
     

  18. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    $1000 1949 Fender Pro Amp.
    $1000 1965 Super Reverb
     

  19. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 12, 2011
    Snellman MN
    1,100 or was it 1,200? 67 BFDR. Only amp I went over a grand on.
     

  20. bloomz

    bloomz Tele-Holic

    $1150 on a DRRI


    Before you freak - it is a blonde limited - they are semi scarce.


    Very happy I opted for it vas a black one
     

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