Keep or sell....

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by TeleUpNorth, May 19, 2021.

  1. TeleUpNorth

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    I have a nice boutique amp that I’ve owned a few years. It was my first high end (not off the shelf) amp I’ve owned. At 6 watts it makes a wonderful recording amp, but in all honesty it just sits in the basement. I have since purchased a Trainwreck style amp at 40w that a lifelong friend built when he was building amps for a living. I listed the smaller amp at a high price, knowing the market is hot, not expecting to really get a hit. I had somebody shoot me an offer today at a price that’s still on the high end of what it would ever realistically sell for. The company it came from got themselves in some hot water recently over some quite insensitive comments made on social media and that also just hasn’t sat right with me. If it got sold the money would probably go towards something a little louder and or a guitar build (not that either of those is a “need”). I just can’t decide if I’m nuts for considering selling it or I should just let it move on....nudge me one way or another?
     

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  2. Telekarster

    Telekarster Friend of Leo's

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    If it's only 6 watts and sits in the basement, it would be better to sell it. Maybe the new owner can put it to some use? I have a lot of stuff like this too... sits around and I've got $$ wrapped up into the stuff. I need to really sell a bunch of stuff but my issue is that I don't know exactly how to go about doing it, ebay and reverb etc. issues for sellers vs. buyers, etc. so... I understand your issue.
     
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  3. ReverendRevolver

    ReverendRevolver Friend of Leo's

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    Your gut says sell it.

    You aren't using or planning on using it.

    It's worth more $$ than you thought itd fetch.

    @ 6watts, you can probably buy something to fill its role of being a small amp in your basement that doesn't get touched, and have leftover money.

    You only have second thoughts for non-playing it reasons near as I can tell.

    Flip a coin?
     
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    If you have to ask................it's sell time.

    Stuff is also hot right now, as you've found. If there's ever a time, it's now.
     
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    you life now, don't know if you will have the time to sell it later when maybe it would be worth more.

    and i can not find in your post a real good reason not to sell it.
    but i understand, i had this when i was troubling my mind to tweak a expensive guitar so i would like it more, and id did and now i am happy ;-)
     
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    boy I am in a similar situation
    ... so many instruments acquired over the years, some cheap, some a bit worthier, which I don't use enough ... they should go: drums, cymbals, amps, guitars ... I just cannot make up my mind which ones should go and which ones should stay. If you don't need cash now, make up a decision system for yourself and let go one after the other. I think, I am close to having my first short list of things that need to go.
    If you need cash now, sell now.
     
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    Life is too short to keep things I don’t need anymore. These things were perfect milestones for what I wanted and now have the luxury of knowing, what sounds best for me. I started to sell everything i don’t use and buy things i use and enjoy. I feel much light-headed with every redundant thing i sell;)
     
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    Did this last spring, sold a bunch of stuff I no longer used or even remembered I had. Took the money, and ended up buying more gear. It’s just a revolving door.
     
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    Sell it. If only bc you have a bad taste from the corporate.
     
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    I myself love corporate insensitivity.

    But that's just me.

    :)
     
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    use it or lose it.
    besides, with the zombie apocalypse just around the corner an amp is no good to you. sell it and buy guns, gasoline, tinned/dried food and water instead.
     
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    Let go of the things that drag you down.
     
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    Sell it.

    Life’s too short to have stuff sitting around unplayed.

    The ethics question is an interesting one. I don’t agree with the stance of a certain company whose products I really enjoy, however, I still played their products. Maybe I’m not righteous enough. But in any case, if that gives you even more reason to sell then there you go.
     
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    Does it bring you joy?
     
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    Thanks guys. I was definitely leaning towards sell it, and I think you overwhelmingly confirmed that. It’s a tone monster, but to be used a coupes times a year it’s hard to justify having.
     
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    Well somebody local just offered a ‘73 Twin Reverb even up and I think I’m going to do it.
     
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    If that amp has been serviced and is pretty clean, that's in the $600-900 range right now, depending on location.
     
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    He claims recently retubed and new caps. It looks super clean and has the original slip cover and pedal as well. Says he’s a friend of the original owner and bought it from him. I used to own a ‘74 that I should have never sold...but didn’t want to lug it during two cross country moves.
     
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    Sometimes just possessing of a thing gives you some positive.
    Another way - considering it as a sort of investment. (Not necessarily in that particular case)
    If both above mentioned - not yours. Sell it. But do not looking back after the closed deal!
    Cheers
     
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