Hi guys. I'm considering selling my BC-60...
AAARGH! O Calamity! I took my BC-60 on a gig last night to treat myself and the audience to a decent sound for once. When I bought it several years ago it was used but in brand-new condition and I've always kept it that way, protected by an excellent RoqSolid cover.
But when I got it onto the stage and took the cover off... Horrors! What's this? The grille cloth has a split in it over to one side where it's seemingly been pushed against the timber frame underneath. Can't understand how that happened. Wasn't me, guv... Anyway, the gig went well, the amp sang as it always does, but now I've got to replace the grille cloth. I expect I'll find a matching variety and probably pay someone to do a professional job on it.
Not really seeking tips or advice, but just sharing my relatively trivial woes with you kindred spirits here.
I've always sold through eBay in the past. Maybe I'll try listing it here in the classifieds. I have to decide. I really hate the thought of shipping it although it did arrive to me just fine. I've shipped plenty of amps and only had one bad experience...not damaged but stolen.
Sad to hear you're parting ways with your BC 60. Maybe a smaller Cube 40gx or 80gx would work out better for you as a space saver but still at least get you close tonally as far as the cleans go.
In top condition BC 60 can go for $350 or a bit more but the shipping is the killer. I think you'll have a hard time getting top dollar and asking someone to pay the cost of shipping it which could easily run another $50-$100.
FWIW Tony this is the stuff I used to replace the grill cloth on mine. Not exactly like the original but very close. Tugged a little to hard when I stapled the middle and had to redo that part but here's a pic of that grill cloth on the amp before I made the adjustment. I'd be willing to bet someone in England sells something just like it as well.
I'd been after a BC60 for a couple of years before getting mine, not many came up but the first three that did had trouble fetching £150 on ebay UK, unfortunately they were too far for me to pick up but eventually one came up in London which I got for just over £100 and apart from one of the brass inserts missing was pretty much mint.
Surprisingly despite how good they are there didn't seem to be a lot of interest?
I've been doing lots of gigs with mine since I've had it and it has been fantastic.
What looks like a very nice example of the 30-watt Blues Cube is on UK eBay at the moment: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/181709447396. Greater Manchester area.
It ends on Sunday early evening and at time of writing the bidding's up to £142 without yet having met the reserve. Not for me, this one, but just pointing it up in case anyone's interested.
Thanks, Paul! Yes, you're quite right - I've found the material available from a UK source. Now it's just a matter of buying what I need and getting the job done - or more likely paying someone else to do it as I don't trust my own skills!