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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby endofanera on Tue May 30, 2017 11:48 am

MrMattDiehl wrote:
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MrMattDiehl wrote:1979 T-Top. $40.

So what's the catch? No motor, suspension, or transmission?


Well, Gibson T-Top humbuckers don't come with wheels, either... But they sound great!

Whoops! I thought you got a Corvette for 40 bucks. :lol:
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby MrMattDiehl on Tue May 30, 2017 8:58 pm

endofanera wrote: Whoops! I thought you got a Corvette for 40 bucks. :lol:

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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby JohnnySomersett on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:29 am

Flipped my PlayStation-controller-listed Ampeg Scrambler purchase for 3 times what I paid. Happy.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby JohnnySomersett on Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:39 pm

Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.



Yes! Well done man. Enjoy enabling your Cactus dreams...
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby TylerSavage on Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:23 am

Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.


am I missing something with that price there
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby JohnnySomersett on Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:53 am

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Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.


am I missing something with that price there


Not at all, that's a good price. The one on my board cost me €450. The one I just sold went for £350.

$350 is definitely on the side of 'bargain' as I've seen them go for over $500 often enough!

Plus, it turns out FM redline was after one, but I only knew after I'd sold mine to someone out of PRF....it was a bit 'ships that pass in the night'.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:37 am

TylerSavage wrote:
Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.


am I missing something with that price there

Originals are north of 1000 bucks - I wanted the reissue because it's actually an improvement on the circuit.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby TylerSavage on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:00 pm

Redline wrote:
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Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.


am I missing something with that price there

Originals are north of 1000 bucks - I wanted the reissue because it's actually an improvement on the circuit.


Yeah I meant the reissue for 400 seemed pretty steep - you can get scrambler clones for half as much. Not trying to rag on you sorry; I choke pretty hard on anything more than 200 for a pedal.
So would have been a stupendous deal? https://reverb.com/item/542313-ampeg-sc ... issue-2006
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Teacher's Pet on Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:59 pm

Oh come on, let a fella brag.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:59 pm

TylerSavage wrote:
So ($175.00) would have been a stupendous deal?
Oh, hell yeah...Under the Radar that was.

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I choke pretty hard on anything more than 200 for a pedal.

You should have seen me choke when I ponied up 500 bucks for a real Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe 27 years ago. Now...Well, the crystal ball was working that day, I guess.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby JohnnySomersett on Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:10 am

TylerSavage wrote:
So ($175.00) would have been a stupendous deal?


Yeah, that's a great deal. Almost as cheap as mine!
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby TylerSavage on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:56 am

Teacher's Pet wrote:Oh come on, let a fella brag.


Hot off a t-top for $40, Killing the vibe man!
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:25 am

I found a really nice K. Zildjian New Stamp 20" cymbal in town. It was reasonable, but not cheap.
Even though it's a 20", it sounds like Tony Williams 22" ride on Out to Lunch. After I played it, I was doomed.

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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby MrMattDiehl on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Redline wrote:TylerSavage wrote:
So ($175.00) would have been a stupendous deal?
Oh, hell yeah...Under the Radar that was.

TylerSavage wrote:
I choke pretty hard on anything more than 200 for a pedal.

You should have seen me choke when I ponied up 500 bucks for a real Shin-Ei Uni-Vibe 27 years ago. Now...Well, the crystal ball was working that day, I guess.


I paid (I think) about $275 for a new Van Amps Sole-Mate analog spring reverb unit, & I was like, "Whoa!" (My father might've helped out as a Xmas gift, too...) But it is the best reverb of any kind I've ever heard, so it was beyond worth it. I use it on guitar, vocals... Pretty much sounds really great on everything, & because of the spring aspect organically cuts through; the latter aspect gives it a sonic heft I just haven't heard from other reverbs. It's a great sound, period, even beyond it being a reverb. Sometimes I've accidentally dimed it when I didn't intend to & it still sounds awesome. Worth 100x what I paid in the end. At least. But whoa...

That was a few years ago, and the Sole-Mate became my marker for "most expensive pedal." Last year, however, my friend Mark Gardner handmade a tube overdrive that I tried and... Shit, man. It was $270! It is absolutely uniquely good sounding - and imparts this kind of liquidity & harmonic density to the signal via the Japanese Mullard by Matsuhita 12AX7 I stuck in there (originally a fine 12AT7, but the Mullard from the land of the rising sun was epic...). It took me a second to wrap my head around, but now it just permanently on. Again, shockingly expensive, but paid mad dividends.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby yard barf on Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:32 pm

Nabbed a late 60's/early 70's EBO yesterday off Chicago craigslist for a hundred bucks. It has a headstock repair that was well done, and the pick guard is chipped by the horn, but it is otherwise in fantastic condition!

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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Maurice on Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:18 pm

yard barf wrote:Nabbed a late 60's/early 70's EBO yesterday off Chicago craigslist for a hundred bucks. It has a headstock repair that was well done, and the pick guard is chipped by the horn, but it is otherwise in fantastic condition!

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Whoa. Solid brag right there. That's a great find--congratulations!
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:25 pm

Solid brag right there.

Dang, no shit...100 bucks?
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby yard barf on Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Redline wrote:
Solid brag right there.

Dang, no shit...100 bucks?


I know, right? The action was really high and the guy selling it seemed to think the headstock repair was the cause. I've seen a ton of headstock repairs and fixed a couple myself and it looked like very good work to me. The action was high because the bridge was set high and the saddles were replaced with new ones that didn't have string slots filed into them yet. I also had to turn the truss rod almost a full turn. But now it plays great.

Almost no dings, no fret wear. There's finish checking over the whole thing but I love finish checking, it's gorgeous. It must've sat in it's case with a guitar strap in the same place for years because the back has, what appears to be, a fabric pattern that is the width of a guitar strap pressed into the finish. The light has to hit the guitar just right to see it.
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Re: Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby Redline on Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:55 am

JohnnySomersett wrote:
Redline wrote:Found an Ampeg Scrambler fuzz reissue for 400 bucks, the guy accepted my offer of 350, all is right with the world.



Yes! Well done man. Enjoy enabling your Cactus dreams...

Yeah, the Scrambler rules. It goes psycho with a Harmonic Percolator or Tube Screamer in front of it, too. But it sounds boss on it's own.
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