Sell Modded or back to Original

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  1. Stratdan

    Stratdan TDPRI Member

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    This is not an offer to sell this amp. This amp is currently not for sale. It a request for opinions. I have a '76 SFPR that I have placed in a nice flamed maple and walnut wood cab. Also put a brown face faceplate on it. The question is, do you think I would get a better price selling with the new cab or returning to original? SFPRNewCab.jpg princeton reverb.jpg
     
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  2. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Friend of Leo's

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    Looks better now. But would probably fetch a better offer as original. Your cabinet is gorgeous. If it’s not a ton of trouble maybe post it as original along with the pic of the new enclosure as an option.
     
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    Lost_N_Austin Friend of Leo's

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    If you are really just fishing for compliments, count me in.

    That Amp looks fantastic.

    If you have the old cabinet and it is in good shape I'll bet you could sell it to someone who would like to improve the looks of their old beat up Amp.

    Lost_N_Austin
     
  4. alnico357

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    It should be returned to original so the new owner can modify it.
     
  5. Minivan Megafun

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    Original. I've had people turn their noses up at an amp because it didn't have the stock speakers in it (the replacements were much better but whatever).

    People get weird about any sort of mods. Non-stock pickups also devalue a guitar on resale.
     
  6. willholt92

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    I think you would get a better price by returning to original parts for the amp and then sell the other cab/faceplate ect separately you'd get most money that way for me.
     
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  7. Stratdan

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    LOL. Not fishing for compliments. I put this together in 2006 so it's old hat to me now. I tend to plug into my '71 SFVC that I put in a larger cab with a Weber VST-P12Q. Only play in the house so it's enough.
     
  8. wabashslim

    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    Keep it - you'll regret selling it later.
     
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  9. J. Bonkosky

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    Leave it and sell all the original stuff with it.
     
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    Yes, if you must sell, sell it like it is but include everything, maybe for the price of the extra shipping. There's bound to be somebody looking for something classy beyond the old same-old. My own old Princeton is for playing, not collecting, and if/when I sell it it'll be sold (or unsold) like it is, mods & all.
     
  11. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    I think you'd get top dollar returning the amp to original as possible condition, then selling the maple cab and the other parts from the "modded" version separately.
     
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    I'll just say that the only way I'd have looked at your amp (if it was for sale) would be with it in the new cab. I'm shallow, I know, but I listen with my eyes as well as ears, and I just don't like the SF thing. I love the walnut and maple, though.
     
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    It’s much better in the cab you built

    Probably by a lot

    You will probably get more $$$ if you put it back in that original junker

    People are idiots
     
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    Original and sell the can separately
     
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    I once listed my 5-year-old Epi Dot on Ebay, the pictures showed it with speed knobs but I had noted that I had since put the original bell knobs back on. An outraged individual wanted me to know that he or she would never, EVER bid on a guitar that had been treated so thoughtlessly and that simply putting the old knobs back on could not return the guitar to its original factory virginal artistry or some such crap. My explanation that this was a cheap Chinese guitar with about as much mojo as Slash's nail clippings had no effect on his (or her) belief that tamperers like me were destroying the sacredness of the original designers' vision. Funny, but he (or she) never said a word about the Bigsby or the TV Jones Power'trons I'd installed too. I guess outrage is based on a sliding scale.
     
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    Back to original, sell the custom cab. People are strange.
     
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    I just sold on Reverb a Carvin AE185 that had been modified with extra wiring that bypassed the built-in active preamps (when desired), along with two extra knobs on the top that obviously weren't part of the original design. A middle pickup had also been added between the humbuckers. I bought it like this because I thought these were great, necessary improvements even if a little hacky-looking. I made a few small refinements and then after about 8-10 years of ownership I listed it - it sold in less than 24 hours to another smart man who wasn't mired in mindless "originality".

    They're out there, the thinking people who recognize a good improvement when they see it.
     
  19. adjason

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    sell both together
     
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