$3,000 for a reissue

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  1. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    I have to do a "new review" of the amp with the mods I did recently (choke and depth knob) and thanks man. My life is kind of crazy lately with my work, but I'll try to do it. I also have to do it with teh 5150III and the new tube setup.


    That's the spirit!!! It's a super simple amp, there's no need to make it a cork sniffer amp. I was all about buying a ceriatone back when I bought the 2203kk. It would cost me around 1300usd, in the end I paid like 850 in the 2203k. I really like slayer, but I'm not into kerry king tone at all. In my mind I was like "ok. I'm buying a 2203 with some interesting mods, designed by Santiago Alvarez".

    So the main thing is purchasing with our ears. I really don't think a reissue worth 3k at all. that's a lot of money for an amp.
     
  2. solarburnDSL50

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  3. AlvisX

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    Actually I VE got the best 2203 ever made .....FOH guy said so :lol::lol::lol:
     
  4. Kelia

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    Hey Filipe , does your depth mod had some gain to the amp or only bottom end ?
     
  5. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    It is also bizarre that those amps are $3059 CDN here retail. Dollar being 75% of US seems you really are overpayjng. At the same taxes (we pay a lot for import taxes etc here) it should be $2299 US full retail, if you look at how much they are here. Not $2999
    700 bucks closer to the 2555x.
     
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  6. Filipe Soares

    Filipe Soares Well-Known Member

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    Just bottom end, it really helps you to have a nice tone at bedroom levels.
     
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  7. Kelia

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    Thanks Filipe !
     
  8. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    Mesa’s are pretty expensive in the in UK $ 3500 for a mark V head and a new 2203x is $ 1800 ?????
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    It's the reverse of the Marshall prices in USA. If Marshall had a factory in the USA because of their size and reputation they could easily undercut 2/3 of the other makers, drive them right out of business price wise.
     
  10. Mitchell Pearrow

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    True that , if it where a competition, they would ban me from posting all the crappy clips I post.
    ButI do it anyway..
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    Mitch
     
  11. ido1957

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    Sold a JCM900 + 1960A cab for $1500 a few months ago. It was a 90's model but still worked well. Love Marshall but I'm done with 1/2 stacks.
     
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    They're $3060 in Canada. That's $2341 US.

    Worth every penny. Great amp.
     
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    Everyone should own a pro tier piece of gear at least once just for the experience.
     
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    Is another way of looking at this to see how cheap the modern Marshalls must be made to fall within a cost ratio to this?
     
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    this is so tempting. I never use mine anymore but its just hard thinking about the loss I will take on this stuff.
     
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  16. Pav

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    It's seems crazy seeing the prices you guys pay for Marshalls over the pond. I bought my Jmp 2203 circa 1980 for £600 last year. The average late 70s 1935 cabs are around £350 and the 1982 cabs about £450. I'll give it to you guys, you've got serious dedication spending that much on reissue amps
     
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  17. malice95

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    Seems like we (US people) need to find a way to ship 2203's over from the EU or Canada. $1800 would be something I'd jump on for brand new.

    Hmm I'm going to try importing one from England. Worst case is they refuse to ship and cancel my order.
     
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  18. Im247frogs

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    That's nuckin futs! Seriously though, considering how many of them there are in the pre-owned market and how little of that retail value they retain... You do have to wonder.
     
  19. Caffeinated

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    Back in the late 80’s / early 90’s we were buying and selling used 1960’s & A’s around £50-£150 depending on cosmetics whether they had G12T75’s or Greenbacks. £150 was basically showroom, in a shop.

    Then, they all vanished overnight and prices more than doubled for any you could find. The story was that some clown was buying up every cab he found at U.K. price and shipping container loads to the States- and making a mint doing it.

    It really wouldn’t surprise me if this isn’t still happening if you’re seeing these sorts of prices. There’s definitely a market.
     
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  20. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I think that will happen,...
     

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