vintagemarshallamps.com - what's the deal?

Eddiemc05

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Hi,,, jimis music store is very well known over here,,,
jimi also posts new and used gear on fb and plays some great guitar on the fb group Guitarist Ireland..
however i dont know his association with vintagemarshall.com, id simply imagine that he has advertised some of his vintage gear there...
 

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That site looks pretty sweet! But the amps are quite cheap, aren't they? 2000$ for a major, 3,000 for a 68 super bass?
 

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I think they're in euros and the prices are normal for ireland/england, since the marshalls are cheapest over there.
 

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Hm... So I should give em a try? In germany I would pay about 5500€ for a mint 68 super lead. And 5000€ for a good 68 major
 

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Hm... So I should give em a try? In germany I would pay about 5500€ for a mint 68 super lead. And 5000€ for a good 68 major

I really don't know what kind of shop it is and if it's reliable, that's why I started this thread. Their prices are quite reasonable.

68-69 super basses seem to go usually for 3000-4000 euros, cheaper than super leads. Where did you find super lead for 5500? do you have a link?
 
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I think your best bet is getting a 68-69 super bass and modding it to '68 specs, recently one sold on ebay for 2800 euros but the filter caps were on top.

that amp has the caps on top also making it more likely a '69 amp and that denmark street shop isn't with the best reputation it seems?
How about this one if it's all original(no gut shots unfortunately):
http://www.vintage-guitar.de/detailsvintage_2152.html
 

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Looks fantastic, thanks :)

But I am thinking of getting a used 1959HW for maybe 1500€... Not 100% vintage sound, but pretty close...
 

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You can get an original metal panel 71-73 point to point 1959 or super bass for that money or a little more if you wait and seek.
 

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just look on sites like blocket, kleinanzeigen, marktplaats etc. most people speak english
 

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Wow, great :) I will think about it. Thank you! and I come from Germany, so the site is ok :p
 

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It is a 1970 but electronically same as a 69, and, apart from the screens and PI filter cans, the same as your desired 68. Importantly it appears to have the important Dagnall C1998 OT - you can tell if it has the cloth covered secondary wires, don't buy it if that is not there. At 2300 Euros it looks like good value to me. The added hole in the front helps trim a little off the headline value, but if you are a player that should not be too much of an issue. To make the best of it you will need a good attenuator and contemporary (to the head, give or take a couple of years) 4x12. Early 70s cabs are probably better value than the 60s ones - assuming the speakers are original in good condition.
 

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