SF Twin Reverbs still a steal

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  1. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    We hear from our esteemed forumite MuchXS about how you can find SFTRs for $500, and some of us say "not around here!"

    Well...as proof to support MuchXS, just found this one somewhat near me. If you live anywhere close and have the gumption for a Twin, this one is well worth a look. Includes JBL speakers.

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/msg/5147630675.html

    I'm all set on amps, so have at it!
     
  2. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    I should be so on this, but I just bought a prosonic so justifying it to m'lady would be a HARD sell, and dang, it's not far away.
     
  3. maryjane

    maryjane Tele-Afflicted

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    sf twin and prosonics, supersonics, bassman 100's....all sound so great;

    but the 60w prosonics i can still lift.
     
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    If I was near there, I'd buy it just to get the speakers. I have no use for a Twin Reverb...

    Robert
     
  5. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    Ultralinear Twin with JBLs, you could hear that from the next county.
     
  6. Thin69

    Thin69 Friend of Leo's

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    Ultralinear or not, that's an absolute bargin.
     
  7. BobbyZ

    BobbyZ Doctor of Teleocity

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    Speakers are worth a good part of that 550.
     
  8. RaistMagus

    RaistMagus Tele-Holic

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    Here in Greece you can only find SF Twins and Supers (no Deluxes, Vibroluxes, Champs, Bandmasters, Showmen). And these Twins and Supers go for over 1000 euros, usually with replaced speakers and with the original caps...

    You guys in the US are very lucky, gearwise.
     
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    I just bought an ultralinear with brand new tubes and eminence speakers or 500. Have the receipt to prove it lol
     
  10. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    No doubt the D120 speakers are major bonus! If I was looking for the ultimate 100lb clean machine, this thing would be bought!
     
  11. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    Buys Twin, sells Prosonic, comes out ahead
     
  12. Singin' Dave

    Singin' Dave Friend of Leo's

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    No doubt we are very fortunate that great vintage US gear is readily available to us here in U.S. for a fraction of what you guys pay. Maybe that's why many of us spend so much money on collections vs. lessons! :p
     
  13. Wally

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    If I were near it, I would buy it and sell you the JBL's to pay for the biggest part of it. I have no use for JBL's. (;^)....different folks, different strokes, eh?
     
  14. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    Phhhh, would if I could, gave my buddy a heads up and he's thinking about it.

    Speaking of DEALS, check out this local con man trying to sell a regular old USA Legacy for $2,500. No, not the rustic model either, just a generic lefty Legacy HB. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/5131570648.html
     
  15. brookdalebill

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    I've seen a few around here for $500-750 recently on CL.
    They haven't been made in 35 years, and they still work and sound great.
    Pretty good testimony to their quality, durability, and value.
    Hard, to impossible to beat, IMO!
     
  16. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, got a '72 SFTR last fall for $380. Muchxs fixed it up for me.
     
  17. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    And people are walking into GC and paying what I consider to be big money for TRRI's that are not anywhere near the amps that the old TR amps are????? You can't buy a used TRRI for $380!! The world has gone nuts. Whadahey!
     
  18. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Two years ago I bought a very nice condition 1972 Twin Reverb that had a full BF mod that even included having the MV removed and a BF faceplate added. Bought this amp for $500 and never had to put a dime into it. A great looking and sounding amp.

    A few months ago I traded the TR and a Marshall for a 1966 Princeton Reverb. I'm sure that I'm miss the Twin but I am still happy with my trade.

    It does seem that over the past year Twin Reverb prices are creeping upward. At least in my area.
     
  19. telesteel

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    I have three beautiful vintage Twin Reverbs, and one 1995 Twin Reverb reissue. The RI sounds awesome and usually gets the call. For a real musician who cares more about reliability than pedigree, the RI Twin Reverbs are hard to beat.
     
  20. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

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    SF twins are great buys, especially the MV and UL models. Converted to heads they are really manageable and they take pedals well.

    When I owned an early '68 blackline the only thing that failed was the reverb tank and two sets of factory speakers. :lol:
     
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