There are some really good Gibson and Gibson-Maestro branded amp models from the first couple years of the 1960's that are also worth a serious look and the prices can still be sane. Research on specific models is important though.Buy all of the old Gibsons and Fenders you can find, '48-'57.
Carvin. Especially the X-60C model. Is it true? Who knows. But this is internet and I have one, so I might as well talk it up like the rest of you guys. Who knows, maybe Johan Segeborn will do a YouTube video on them and the price will go up
I didn't take it as being about "investment" value, but "bang per buck". Traynors used to be the king of this when you could get the '70s tube heads for $100, but that time is long gone. A YBA-1 is never going to be worth big bucks compared to a Fender or Marshall from the same era, but if you were looking for a killer amp for short money, those fit the bill nicely. Even though they're more expensive now, they're still a great buy for what you get. I'd take one over a similarly priced modern PCB Marshall any day... and in fact, I have.The premise of this, or maybe just the title, I don't get it. As an investment, the best used tube amp to buy is none at all, for sure.
I´ve been a musician, musical-instruments-geek, amp-fan/collector etc. for the last 25 years (or so) and every amp/instrument I had during this time has been a good "investment" (incl. used tube-amps).The premise of this, or maybe just the title, I don't get it... the best used tube amp to buy is none at all, for sure. ...