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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Florida Sam, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Florida Sam

    Florida Sam Tele-Meister

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    GC gets a bad rap a lot but sometimes there are some killer deals to ge had. I've been in the market for a nice 2x12 for a while but nothing struck my fancy...until this week.

    Earlier this week I went to GC on my lunch break and found this killer Bogner open back 2x12 in too cool green. The price was $350.00 which alone is a steal for the cab. Imagine my shock when I looked around back and saw 2 Celestion Blues staring back at me. I immediately picked up the cab and walked to the register with a "Take my money" sense of urgency.

    Hoping my lucky streak might continue I returned yesterday to find a near new Egnater Rebel 20 MKII priced at $175.00. Again, "Take my money".

    They get along very nice.

    However, the amp was good. Not amazing. I have a serious dislike of new manufacture 12ax7 tubes. Luckily I have a nice stash of lightly used vintage pieces.

    I spent tonight rolling different tubes and found a combination that completely changed the amp from good to GREAT.

    A near new 1963 CBS 7025 in position one. A 60's Mullard ECC-83 20170127_215957-01.jpeg in position two and a 60's RCA 12ax7a in position 3.

    The chime increased 10 fold. The brightness was tamed and an overall tightening of everything blossomed. The clean sound went from a 7 to a 9.5. I couldn't be happier. This is a setup I could live with for a long time. The fact it was so cheap puts a smile on my face.
     
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  2. Ira7

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    Holy crap.

    It sounds like the GC manager had a stroke prior to pricing it.
     
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  3. Florida Sam

    Florida Sam Tele-Meister

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    They both were layaway that never got picked up/paid on. A new manager took over and had a fit when he saw how much stuff was sitting in the back.

    I got a near new Cabronita Bigsby for $200.00 for the same reason recently. At least that's what I was told. They're basically charging a few bucks more than they paid for the used pieces to move them out. End of fiscal year bookkeeping.
     
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    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That 2x12 cab looks nice. Congrats..
     
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    Congrats, you did good!
     
  6. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet deal!
     
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    Congrats, enjoy.
     
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