1982 Marshall 2204 .... problems for the past 5 years.

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I purchased a used 1982 Marshall 2204 almost exactly 5 years ago, via Reverb....

Its been a great amp, and I absolutely love it, its one of my favorites.

But I do have one problem...

After 5 years, the previous owner periodically messages me, asking if I am ready to sell it back to him!

I have recently promised him, that he will be the first to know about it, if I do ever decide to sell it...

But to reach out, numerous times, wanting it back, is a testament on these old Marshall amps.

Just saying!
 

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Did you ever ask him why he chose to sell it? Just curious.

I have been fortunate to never feel seller's remorse selling gear. I sort of feel bad for the guy.

I still see 2204 amps for sale, but it has been slowly declining, especially in the last couple years in my area. The ones I see have extra holes drilled in them or whatever stupid thing was done to them...
 

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Want to get him off your back? Tell him someone stole it! ;)

There are two amps I used to own that I'd love to buy back.

One is Mesa/Boogie Mark IIA HRG head serial no. 3116. (Sold it, long ago...regretted it many times since.)

And the other is a Mesa/Boogie Mark III widebody loaded head (DRGX) that is a "blue stripe" edition. I have the serial number recorded somwhere around here, but I don't remember it. I am in contact with the guy I sold it to. He doesn't want to sell...yet.

Actually there is a third, the guy who bought the first Marshall 2203 I owned still has it. And he may sell it back to me.
 

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I purchased a used 1982 Marshall 2204 almost exactly 5 years ago, via Reverb....

Its been a great amp, and I absolutely love it, its one of my favorites.

But I do have one problem...

After 5 years, the previous owner periodically messages me, asking if I am ready to sell it back to him!

I have recently promised him, that he will be the first to know about it, if I do ever decide to sell it...

But to reach out, numerous times, wanting it back, is a testament on these old Marshall amps.

Just saying!
The guy who sold me my JCM900 full stack about a year ago just contacted me as well wanting it back. I feel bad because I sold a JMP 2203 years ago and have always regretted it.
 

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I can empathise, being forced to sell something you love due to external forces sucks. I sold one of my Gibson Les Paul JP signatures (number 086) and seriously regretted it ever since.
 

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I’ve got an ‘84 4104 I’m thinking of selling or trading in because I just can’t deal with the weight of a 2x12 2204 combo. I’m more of a 4 hole JMP fan but if I come across a 2203 or 2204 as a head I’d contemplate it

I bought mine a little over 3 years ago for 1100 and tax. I see them selling for a lot more than that now but I’ve got the feeling I’d miss my first big Marshall amp even though I have an SV20c I use more these days. Even with that amp I feel I should’ve bought the head but the combo was cheaper and in navy blue
 

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Want to get him off your back? Tell him someone stole it! ;)

There are two amps I used to own that I'd love to buy back.

One is Mesa/Boogie Mark IIA HRG head serial no. 3116. (Sold it, long ago...regretted it many times since.)

And the other is a Mesa/Boogie Mark III widebody loaded head (DRGX) that is a "blue stripe" edition. I have the serial number recorded somwhere around here, but I don't remember it. I am in contact with the guy I sold it to. He doesn't want to sell...yet.

Actually there is a third, the guy who bought the first Marshall 2203 I owned still has it. And he may sell it back to me.

Just before the Gibson Boogie thang happened, I had very small thoughts of letting my Boogie Mark III heads go - both SimulClass red and purple stripe. Matching cream tolex EVM cab. I also have a Dual Rectifier Rev G.

The more I had thought about it the more I thought I would regret it for years. I've never had sellers remorse and that definitely feels like one coming.

If you have something you love, by all means - hang on to it for whatever it takes. That attachment is often very hard to replace.
 

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