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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by sax4blues, May 12, 2014.
I would have put the selections in $500 increments.
I picked $2000 for a reason.......
For $1450 (list price - you can actually pay a little less) you can get this in a 1 x 12 cab with a Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.....
I have a Carmen Ghia and I think it sounds beautiful. If you want three tone controls and a master volume you can get a Maz 18 for $1800. You can get a Maz 18 with Reverb for $1950.
I can't imagine spending over $2000. I can't imagine what I would get for more money.
There is no rule to establish an all encompassing gauge for amp price/value since everyone has different needs and different budgets.
Personally speaking, I have a fantastic amp that I paid only $300 for...a Peavey Classic 30. And I have an equally fantastic amp that I paid ten times that for...a Z Wreck.
I can also verify that the Mesa Lonestar Classic is another equally fantastic amp, and with an added extension cab at a total of around $2600 that rig will cover a lot of bases.
For $700 my used Z Carmen Ghia was a real find and is one I'll never let go of.
It all depends on what you need to make the music you want to make and the budget you have to work with. If you come across a used Classic 30 my advice is buy it. You will not regret it. That's one of the best amp values out there.
If I needed a specific amp that I don't currently own, I think I'd budget up to $1000 for the parts to build it.
I'm happy to hear of rich guys spending money on their art instead of cocaine, expensive prostitutes, endangered white tiger hides, elephant man bones, another private jet to belch tons of carbon into our atmosphere . . . So I vote "no limit."