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65 Bandmaster Head.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Red Planet, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Red Planet

    Red Planet Tele-Meister

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    Anyone have any thoughts on a 65 Bandmaster Head I played one the other day in real good condition. Sounded good. Origional Trannys not sure about caps but that dont matter to me.

    I was looking at picking this up for $450.00 is that a fair price for one.

    Anythoughts on these Amps and the Tones there in feel free to chime in.
     
  2. JohnnyCrash

    JohnnyCrash Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well, for a 40 watt head that "Sounded Good" $450 sounds fair enough. If you liked it go for it. I would recommend having it re-capped -IF- it hasn't already been recapped in some recent years. Maybe new tubes if you've got the scratch.
     
  3. Red Planet

    Red Planet Tele-Meister

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    Yeah definately recap if it hasnt been. I have some Tubes laying around so that shouldnt be a Problem. My Bias Rite is loaned out though so I'd have to wait til it comes back.
     
  4. Marky D.

    Marky D. Tele-Holic

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    That price isn't bad. I traded one to a buddy about a year ago for about $400 worth of stuff. He built a 2x12 combo cab for it and it sounds good - really cuts though the noise at our jams. Adequate headroom for most gigs, nice sparkly BF sound.. Probably need a OD pedal for any significant amound of distortion, however.
     
  5. BellyBoy

    BellyBoy Tele-Holic

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    I played thru one for years and loved it (Wish I still had it) It had a half power mod, the switch was under the chassis in the back... the low power setting was incredible and screamed, while the full power gave a great bit of headroom and cleaned up nice. I say buy it... that is a good price!!!
     
  6. dbarnes

    dbarnes TDPRI Member

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    Price sounds pretty good - I recently saw a Bandmaster with matching cabinet in a music store, asking price was $1200.
     
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