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TRAYNORetcALERT- craigstlist/eBay thread

Postby Boombats on Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:46 pm

Post things you've discovered on Ebay or elsewhere that PRFers may be interested in. I suggest that this NOT be for selling/trading your own gear, but for sharing your random discoveries that others may benefit. LMK if I have worded the title improbperly and I'll change it to reflect the deepest intimate desires of the P.R.F.
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Postby scott on Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:09 pm

as you can see in the guy's photos, it's actually a YGM-3 (no such thing as a YM-3).

mid/late 70's version after Pete was starting to be out of the picture (if not completely, by then). not as desirable as the early 70's, which are not as desirable as the late 60's amps.

this amp may or may not work properly. it's also *super* heavy.

I would say it should sell for maybe $300, tops, maybe less.
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Postby endofanera on Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:10 pm

The broken CAPSLOCK always makes me worry more than I usually would about an eBay purchase.
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Postby Boombats on Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:42 pm

endofanera wrote:The broken CAPSLOCK always makes me worry more than I usually would about an eBay purchase.


Yeah... it's not exactly inspiring of confidence, but I noticed it and thought I'd get the thread started there.
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Postby mr.arrison on Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:51 pm

I have one of these, but it is maybe a 1977 and the controls are in french. the speaker sucked, had to be replaced (i chose a jensen reissue). also needed new tubes and caps.

However, once I did this, this thing is a great, if not ugly and heavy amp.

Sounds similar to a Fender Super Reverb with the reverb on 4. Turn it up to 10 and it gets totally lost in caverns of shimmer.

Surprisingly, with bass guitar this amp sounds great at low volumes. Fender P-Bass, Beans or Electricals through an Xotic Bass RC Booster directly into this amp on 1 sound great recorded- and for practicing too. Crunchy, deep and bright without being muddy. It takes a proper bass tube amp to get at ear-oxidizing levels to sound as good.

I like it. Wish it were smaller.
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Postby endofanera on Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:38 pm

Boombats wrote:Yeah... it's not exactly inspiring of confidence, but I noticed it and thought I'd get the thread started there.

Absolutely and I salute this thread idea. I just had to mention it.
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Postby PEPPER! on Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:13 pm

mr.arrison wrote:I like it. Wish it were smaller.


I found a '79 last year that I feel the same way about. I swapped the speaker out for a vintage 30 and haven't turned it up past 3 since.

I also think this is a good idea for a thread. Here's one for you handy-men (and ladies):

non-working solid-state combo that would be really great if it worked, for peanuts
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Postby Verbs and Nouns on Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:49 am

PEPPER! wrote:
mr.arrison wrote:I like it. Wish it were smaller.


I found a '79 last year that I feel the same way about. I swapped the speaker out for a vintage 30 and haven't turned it up past 3 since.

I also think this is a good idea for a thread. Here's one for you handy-men (and ladies):

non-working solid-state combo that would be really great if it worked, for peanuts

There's a spectra head at a music store down thw road from my work that looks kinda cool.

no idea how it sounds though.
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Postby PEPPER! on Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:04 am

they are kind of like your very own PA system, very loud, very clean. a lot of the models don't have a gain stage.
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Postby eliya on Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:47 pm

there's this one which looks quite interesting. I would buy that for sure if I were living in the states.
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Postby scott on Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:52 pm

PEPPER! wrote:they are kind of like your very own PA system, very loud, very clean. a lot of the models don't have a gain stage.


I believe the technical term for an amp that doesn't even have one gain stage is "a wire".

all amps have at least one gain stage. that's kinda the definition of an amplifier.

by "gain" you probably mean "distortion"?
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Postby PEPPER! on Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:17 pm

scott wrote:I believe the technical term for an amp that doesn't even have one gain stage is "a wire".


maybe that's why the amp is so cheap . . . thanks for the correction
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Postby Verbs and Nouns on Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:33 pm

PEPPER! wrote:they are kind of like your very own PA system, very loud, very clean. a lot of the models don't have a gain stage.

Ah, my Acoustic 470 bascially does that.
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Postby endofanera on Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:39 am

Despite the love for the 15" versions, I dont know if 12" Thiele cabs interest anyone here, but here's one for sale in Chicago for rather cheep.
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Postby Boombats on Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:37 pm

endofanera wrote:Despite the love for the 15" versions, I dont know if 12" Thiele cabs interest anyone here, but here's one for sale in Chicago for rather cheep.


WTF, 90 watts for a bass cab? Fuck that.
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Postby eliya on Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:46 am

eliya wrote:there's this one which looks quite interesting. I would buy that for sure if I were living in the states.


what about this one? it's no good?
it looks pretty cool. no?
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Postby Jodi S. on Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:34 pm

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Postby a. james on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:05 pm

eliya wrote:
eliya wrote:there's this one which looks quite interesting. I would buy that for sure if I were living in the states.


what about this one? it's no good?
it looks pretty cool. no?


david sims used to use an 18" with tjl. i think that's the same model.
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Postby eliya on Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:05 am

huh?
didn't he use the dietz 15?
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