I’m in the preliminary stages of trading various jobs for an amplifier. 1960 Fender Tremolux. The buddy who owns it is on board maybe 50% at this point. I’ve dealt with folks that need their hand held before so I’m not particularly doubtful at this stage. He initially called me to help him sell some records online. We did this before with some 50’s/60’s Jazz records that fell into his lap and we made a ton of money together. This time it’s waaay more records that are worth way less. But I constantly keep that ragged tweed beauty in my mind. He never plays it and complained about it only being good for one thing . In my mind if you’re complaining at all about that amp you don’t deserve to own it. I then remembered that he has an equally ragged bathroom upstairs that could use some work. I’ve already done repairs but it really needs a total re-tile in the tub enclosure. That sparked his interest . I just told him we have to assign a value to everything that’s involved in the deal so that when we walk away from the thing, he has what he wants and I have what I want. I also told him that he was lucky that I didn’t come over when his wife was home. Because I would’ve grabbed that amp and said - “Hey Leah, do you want a new bathroom and all you have to do is give me this raggedy old appliance?” She would’ve then hit him in the back of the head and said we’re going to pick out tile right now. Anybody else trade a service for gear ? How did it work out ?