Trade up the DSL for a JVM

Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by tonefreak, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. tonefreak

    tonefreak New Member

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    Okay boys, what do you say... If I sell my DSL and go for a JVM 410, how much cash should I figure on putting out? the DSL is in good condition, its got one quarter sized rip in the tolex im gonna glue back down, a couple of scratches, and dings but nothing major on the outside, It's in perfect working order on the inside. What can I figure on getting for the DSL, and how much more would I be looking at putting out for a used JVM 410h?
     
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    LesPaulopolis New Member

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    In my/our Craigslist area the JVM will be a little more than double your DSL on the used market.
     
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    $550-$650.00 max for the DSL... The JVM used sells for nearly twice as much...
     
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    Yup. DSL + DSL = JVM.

    Ken
     
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    iron broadsword Well-Known Member

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    If all math was as cool as this I'd have done way better in school.
     
  6. dreyn77

    dreyn77 Well-Known Member

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    just wait a while the $ of the jvm will come down.
     
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  7. Grogshla

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    Keep the DSL I say! :) They are great amps.
     
  8. diesect20022000

    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    that's what i'm waiting for.:naughty:
     
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    HOT TUBES 70 Well-Known Member

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    6100 or die !!!
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands Well-Known Member

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    Dig my grave, then. :naughty:
     
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  11. Ken

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    I put the bottom of the used market around here at $1200 for the 4 channel heads, and those deals are rare. I really can't see the used market going much below that as these amps are very popular. I saw one at GC about 4 years ago at $1800 which was pretty cheap for them IMHO.

    DSL's bottom is $500; and I also can't see them going below that outside of the odd deal in C/L. I wouldn't take less than $600 myself.

    Ken
     
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    I bought a JVM410H and kept my DSL100...
     
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    I have no idea what is going on with pricing at the moment (dsl second hand round here is $1200), but for the last few years i've noticed, new amps come out, there's lot's of sales, they want more sales so they have specials -$1000 dollars, they get more sales. they put the price up. people say "ain't as good as the 'old' marshalls"! people start selling them. new sales drop. new prices drop $1000 again. the sales of used amps slows (maybe a new model comes out) prices crash i.e. $500 for a dsl 100, 900. people say 'hay i like those 900's/ dsl100 and they get picked up, so the price startes to rise again.
     
  14. Ken

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    Interesting theory but I don't think this is based on anything resembling reality.

    DSL's are cheap used because there's so many out there. Supply and demand. High supply in spite of high demand. They will ALWAYS be about half any 800 series amp however.

    There are a lot of 900's out there but the Mk III fetches the most($6-700 in minty), followed by the SL-X ($5-600) because the former is a great amp and somewhat rarer, and the latter is also a great amp but less popular. I've seen several DR"s in the $400 range; they are not real popular compared to the marketplace and buyers know not to pay the silly asks on eBay.

    Bottom line: supply and demand, not some convoluted conspiracy theory orchestrated by Marshall or owners determines prices.

    Ken
     
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    Here in socal DSL50's tend to fetch more than 100's by about $50-$100

    Rock bottom for a JVM 410h is about $1200. There is always the rare and stupid deals like the 410 FULL STACK the guy let go for $1600:wow:

    And locally there is really no market for 900's and TSL's, buyer wise. I have seen ads for these up for months.
     
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    I can't say I see DSL 50's getting a premium to the 100 but they are hard to find. For the same money I'd buy the 100 myself! LOL

    TSL's are unloved and they are great amps. A TSL at a DSL price is a bargain.

    Agree a JVM at $1200 is rock bottom but they're out there in major metro areas. $1600 for a JVM stack?? With 1960 bottoms?? Damn!

    Ken
     
  17. alpha0steel

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    You could always go for the 210h or 205h, they have sweet tone at a much more affordable price used! They seem a lot rarer though on craigslist. I'd seriously try and ask you local Guitar Center if they have any used ones, I picked up a JVM210h for $800 perfect condition!
     
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    JVM 410H all day long at $1199 on the net with Used Guitar Center. Okay, here are 4 of them at this price right now. Work the bastards down!! lol.

    One is in Madison NEAR YOU: ITEM Number 107821469

    Madison, Wisconsin 53711
    608-271-7454


    Guitar Center

    Peace, David :cheers:
     
  19. Marshall Mann

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    I have seen several 410's go for $1000 or less. I went and checked out out for LFH a few months back in perfect shape with the foot switch for $995.00 at a local GC. I would think you could fetch one for $1100 to $1200 any day of the week.

    DSL's are going for around $500. So Kens equation holds true.
     
  20. Ken

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    Seems JVM's are available at less than I thought. I'm not a dealer nor a real student of the JVM market. When the itch to own one overcomes me (hopefully not before my kids are finally out of college) I'll try to pay 3 figures. Thanks for the update!

    Ken
     

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