Selling Regrets ?

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  1. rolijen

    rolijen Well-Known Member

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    Back in the day, I had a “64 Vibroverb, ‘64, ‘65 and ‘67 Deluxe Reverbs, ‘66 Super Reverb and three Princeton Reverbs from various black face years. The only one I still have is the Super Reverb. I could never bring myself to part with it. It’s been my companion for many years.

    it’s the one I will never part with (although I get offers whenever people hear it). Took it to an amp tech last year for regular maintenance. When I went to pick it up, he was playing it and getting lost in the gloriousness of its sound. Asked if I’d consider selling. I said nope. He then admitted it’s the best SR he’s ever heard. I said thanks and brought it back home and locked it back up. It stays. I’m taking it with me to the great gig in the sky.
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    In October of 83 I sold my first Marshall, a 2104, years have past but , I still regret selling that amp
     
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  3. Steve Smith

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    Thank you Ant

    The series 1 XK8/XKR (1996-2002) are becoming rare now. They are well liked in your country and Germany. Problem is that Jaguar were owned by Ford at the time and corners were cut. Accountants dictated the build quality and parts. The plastics were terrible brittle rubbish, the exhaust was a dreadful piece of pig iron junk, the engine timing chains were made from children's bicycle chains and the brake disks from old biscuit tins.

    All that misery for £60,000 in 1998.

    The upshot is that I got my baby for £8000 in 2009 in lovely condition with 50k miles on the clock

    I have spent about 20k making her just perfect.

    I am not a rich flash Harry poser, just your average working man Joe who always wanted a nice car to look after.

    Logic dictated that I should have bought a 911 Carrera S - Better in every way than the Jag.

    However, I don't want a Porsche, I am very patriotic

    What better than a Jaguar in the colour of St George?

    God bless our Queen :uk::uk::uk::uk:
     
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  4. Headache

    Headache Well-Known Member

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    Sold off a 6505+
    Still kick myself for that one.
     
  5. South Park

    South Park Well-Known Member

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    Nice jag .
     
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    Vintage Fender amps are fab! Oops shouldn't be saying that here :)
     
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  7. Steve Smith

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    Thanks Parky. Lad and lass came up other and said "That is a babe magnet"
    Sure but sadly it's driver isn't :D:D:D
     
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    pedecamp Well-Known Member

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    No regrets on amps, theyre gone cuz they were dogs. I do have a few guitar regrets, a 68 reissue Strat i traded for a poor paint job on a car many years ago, an 82 Jap Strat i didnt play much but would love to have today to rebuild, and lastly my very first electric an LP copy from Kent that was unplayable but could of had a pro fix for me and keep for posterity sake.
     
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    1989 or 1990 black 50W Jubilee Combo 2554. Had it for like 1.5 years. Sold it to get a DSL50 in autumn 1999, which was soon to be replaced by a ENGL Blackmore (early 2000).
    At the time I played in a Nu Rock band, and I wanted a more modern sound.

    But since a few years I am back on the right track with my DIY Jubilee clone.
    From time to time, I still like listening to our very first recordings back from '99, which I recorded the guitar tracks with with that little combo, in my student dorm room at a little above bedroom level.
     
  10. mcblink

    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    Umm....WAT?!

    Edit, nevermind...I think I got it, but I read it like:
    Two thousand, one hundred and four years have passed...
    And I am thinking..."damn, Mitch, you old af!"
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I have managed to not have to sell anything yet. .:fingersx:

    But shit happens. Never say never.
     
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    I have never actually sold an amp - and still have my 1980 2203 I bought in 1984! Should I sell it? I don't know - but I haven't played it in 10 years, so that is probably a clue!
     
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    I guess I kind of regret selling my 4104. Even though I wasn't using it, it was a great amp.
    Another regret is not for selling, but trusting. When I started gigging in 1978 I got a Peavey Duce 212 combo to gig with.

    Prior I was playing a Piggyback 1970 Fender Bandmaster Reverb feeling the combo was a more compact and loadable, I left the Bandmaster for previous Bassplayer to use.

    Late 70's early 80's = substance abuse = vanishing music equipment for so many. So although I didn't sell, it disappeared never to be seen again.

    Lost a Strat that way too. I was a trusting soul back then.

    Lesson learned.
     
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    I have had a 8240 valvestate 2x12 (40+40w stereo chorus) I regreat It many times to sell It. Great clean stereo chorus sound. Why I sell It?:shrug: I tryed to buy It again but I coudn't.
     
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    marshallmellowed Well-Known Member

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    Every amp I've regretted selling, I bought again, but ended up selling again (some 3 times). Guess the moral is, trust your first instincts.
     
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    I've owned three 2203's and regretted selling everyone of them. 1976, 1980 and 1983...all of them had 6550's too. I still have a 2204...

    Vintage Modern 2266, loved the sounds but I wanted more oompph, so a 2466 might be in my future.

    Ampeg V4B what a clean machine! It was so loud! I just want to try it with a bass and a decent cab this time around.

    Laney AOR 100 - I was too young and dumb back then to give it a real whirl...
     
  18. Jethro Rocker

    Jethro Rocker Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    2 of them .
    A 1983 white 2203 Canadian version EL34 half stack I bought new. I sold it to a buddy in 1987 to fund the new Jubilee 2558. At least I still play with him so see it now and then.
    Speaking of the 2558, a better ending to that tale. I very foolshly traded it (who needs 2 amps? :facepalm:) for a TSL 122 in 2004 which was way more versatile. Kicked myself for a few yrars.

    Then it appeared here on a used site!! Same amp!! I ran, not walked, over to promptly buy it back!! So I did get it back. Now I'm careful.
     
  19. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Great ending to a rather unique story.
    Thanks for sharing it bro.
    Mitch
     
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    I sold my JCM800 2204S (smallbox head) when I bought this five years ago. A few years later regret got the best of me and I started browsing around to see if any other 2204S heads had popped up. Turns out the guy I sold mine to had just posted it for sale on Reverb that day. So I literally bought the same amp twice.

     
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