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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by AlbertaGriff, May 27, 2019.
You should always buy a BF Twin for $750.
I would. But as Dacious says, you just don't want to want to sell it later. Those things aren't moving right now, and they probably never will again. That's why someone is selling it for $750.
I think in my area (mid-Atlantic) I would consider $1000 the low side of market price for a solid BF Twin with original iron.
Here is Reverb.com’s recent completed sales of ‘67 Twins:
Yes to all
Epiphone Century '49
Okay I'm looking more into it.
Good price for sure.
On the other hand I have a reissue I couldn't get interest in at $500 when I tried selling it. GC offered me $350 towards a trade. The amp was less than 5 years old at the time.
Not vintage I know but a hard slap for a $1500 amp new.
There is just something about the "torque" of a Twin that jumps out of the cabinet when you hit a string. A crack or snap that isn't really present in other amps. If you are strictly a home player, the weight means nothing as you will not be carrying around and is no worse than having a 2x12 cab and a head in the home. The price is good, get there and play it....I think you will like it a lot.
Buying to play or as an investment?
For a home amp, terrible player's amp. Way too much power. No it doesn't sound equally good at any volume, that's not how amps work. Don't believe it.
Even if you plan to gig with it, I still say no. Too much power, too heavy to lug around.
If you just like owning amps for the hell of it, of course it's a great amp to own.
That's a good price for a BF. But it's because the amp is mostly unusable in club situations etc. But if you play outdoor summer gigs tooetc it could be cool.
Wow. Ok. Tell that to Jerry Garcia. Except,well,you can't.
I disagree with a some of the above statements. For reference, I’ve owed two BF Twins and three SF Twins.
A nice mostly-original BFTR sells for $1500-$2000 in my area. If you can find a nice BF Twin for $1000 or less your doing good. I only paid $500 for my first road-worn 1966 BF Twin about 10 years ago. Probably the best sounding Twin that I owned.
A BF Twin Reverb does not weigh 100 lbs (unless it contains JBL’s). More around 70 lbs.
Twins sound good clean at almost any volume, but don’t expect to get natural overdrive out of a Twin. Not in the design, but Twins do sound great with an OD pedal at most any volume.
The same as a new AC30, just for reference...
if you haven't had one.. get one... they rule.
I own a Twin, I'm 72, I no longer gig and I wouldn't give up my Twin for the world. Yes it's heavy but so are all 2x12 combo amps. In fact when compared to others in its class it's not the heaviest and it's not the lightest. Myths abound with this amp and all I can say is that I play it at home at reasonable volume levels and it's nothing less than glorious.
New told and grill cloth, even if done right, take the value WAY down. Tubes are okay to replace. It needs new caps - now! It needs a 3 prong cord - now! I sold one with JOB's, new caps & cord, all else original, last year for $600.00 US, and was glad to get it. I think you're looking at a $450.00 amp.
In my opinion, cleans on a Twin Reverb differ greatly from a Deluxe Reverb. To my ears, not many amps can beat a Twin’s cleans.
I imagine most of myths about Twins are spread by people that never owned a Twin. A picture of my most recent BF Twin.
No question. Yes at that price.
$600 is still a good price for a BF Twin.