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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by vox Phantom, Nov 21, 2019.
Thinking of buying a used Todd Sharp JOAT45
would this be a good amp to invest in?
Invest in? Or purchase to gig with?
To gig with.
Obviously, if you are considering it; then you can afford it. If you like what it does and need it, I say go for it. If you don’t need the trem effect, then I would suggest buying a ‘straight’ JTM 45 clone.
Invest? In an amp? The vintage market is already sliding and 'boutique' stuff loses half it's value when you walk out the door. If you like the amp, buy it to play it, not to hope it increases in value.
Invest can have different meanings, and the profit derived from investments can come in various ways. A working man or woman invests in tools that they can use to make their way in the world...with no thought at all in selling that tool for a profit. and I agree, schmee, that high end boutique gear for the most part is a money losing game one thinks there is profit to be made.
A look at the Amps for Sale at TGP will prove that....or a glance at the used price of one of these Sharp amps compared to the new price. I have a young friend who waited two years for a Bludotone ODS built to his desires. When I noted the cost, he said that he could sell it tomorrow for more than he paid? If so, that is a rarity.....but Bludotone are not as prevalent on the used market as some boutique amps. I had to admit that that amp was one wonderful sounding amp. I wish I would have had more time to delve into it’s possibilities. The overdrive was what struck me more than anything.
Wally I will have money put aside for the amp and guitar but because
of the price as much as I would love a Todd Sharp Amp it's to much
money. So I have to look at different ones that are local and play thru them.
there are two that I can play thru (1) Louis Electric Gattone and a DR Z Z Wreck
the Todd Sharp is in California. Also the amps that I like our local music
stores do not stock them. One store did start to carry Morgan Amps wish
they would stock TS Amps.
My only concern about the investment aspect of the purchase would be those "furniture grade" wood cases for the head and speaker. Those things are gonna take a lot of dings if you're planning on using it as a working amp. Just a thought.