1978 Park Head

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    parkie New Member

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    hey guys, im based in the UK and have a 1978 100watt Park Bass head for sale, how much do these guys sell for normally? (i used it for guitar and bass)

    its just had a service and has a clean bill of health.

    thanks
     
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    Post some detailed pictures. Depends on condition. Post some pictures and the Park experts will help you out.
     
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    these are some pics i took of it, its just back from the lovely fellows at FLynn amps in glasgow, all new valves and serviced.
     
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    there are a couple of bumps on the white bits, its rather old and well used though, should be worth a few quid huh?
     
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    Great looking amp!....I bet it sounds good cranked !
     
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    Back in the day, they were second to having a Marshall at the local area stores. What the hell did we know back then...
    They were less money, as well, as they could get them without paying Rose Morris or Unicord the huge export surcharges.

    From what I gather, it should not only be more flexible than a Marshall and sound as great, but they are worth a bit more now, due to rarity.

    I would start at $2K and take offers. It depends on how long you want to wait for a sale.
    I sold a mint 1978 2204 for $1500 recently, however...
    Having said that, I have never owned or played a Park, and I am not an expert on them...just going by what others have said that have owned them.
    They do have their fans :)

    Very cool amps. Love the cream plastic parts.
     
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    should i stick it on ebay? i thought id see if anyone here would be interested first.
     
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    yeh, its sweet as a nut cranked, ill miss it, bt i wont miss the sore back carrying it about......
     
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    I would do Reverb first. I have had great sales on there for vintage gear, and the selling fees are 1/3 what Ebay charges..
    Ask $2K with the offer option. What you take is up to you.
    The late 70s is not as collectible as the 60s to early 70s Park amps, same as the Marshall gear.

    In the condition, I wouldn't take less than $1200 net if it were mine...and maybe that is low, you just don't see them often.
     
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    would you be up for a trade , and what part of uk are you -i'm in the middle and east a bit
     
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    have you a nord stage 2? i really want one of those, most likely will put it on ebay as my mum is better at all that ebay stuff than i am.
     
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    $2K usd .... id take no less than $1500 usd.

    If you list it on ebay id start at $2500 usd.
     
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    In the UK on ebay I'd start at £800, just my opinion, I know a guy who couldn't sell a Park 50 at 800 quid, so a bass 100 imo would be less desirable. If two or more people are in then fingers crossed you could be in for more. If you want more you could hang out a higher price and come down over time, like a lot of the pricer auction ads.
    I honestly don't get why people in the US aren't snapping up these old amps in the uk with the crazy low price of the pound against the dolor, at 800 that's $975.
     
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