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If it hasn't been in a pawn shop...

Post by Jonathan » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:14 pm

... it can't play the blues.

BB King said it, so it must be true.

I'm in the market for a tube combo amp. Something loud enough for practicing with a band, and stage (although it'd be mic'd). Something with a nice biting clean channel as well as a dirty distortion channel, with a foot switch to boot.

Guitar Center is for posers (and rich people).

So I'm wondering if anyone knows of some of pawn shops around the puget sound that are known to have a good musical equipment stock.

Or, better yet, someone here wanting to get rid of the above at a decent price.

Thanks!
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Post by horhey » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:35 pm

Rivera makes some sweet combo amps. they're expensive but worth the money. then you can write about how broke you really are.
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Post by PnDsCm » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:02 pm

Peavey Classic, Fender Twin... If you want small I've played some awesome sounding Super Champs. Pawnshops are a burn any more though, they all know what shit is worth and don't deal like they used to. Of course these days there might be enough volume of shit that they are unloading it cheaper. I'd look for mr. desperate on craigslist.

The Classic is a pretty damn cool amp for the money and there are a million mods out there for it. One of the few pieces of gear that Peavey didn't fuck up. They did make a 5150 combo too although they are kinda hard to find.
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Post by imperator_Drakul » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:05 pm

Jonathan wrote: Guitar Center is for posers (and rich people).
I agree with this fucking statement 10000000%. And all the people that work there are posers and rich fucks as well.

try Pawn Fathers on 99....I think the crossroad is either 164th or 168th...I'm not sure...they got some shit in there worth checking out.
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Post by PnDsCm » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:18 pm

What's wrong with posers? You guys are assholes!
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Post by Jonathan » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Nothing wrong with posers. Posers are awesome. So are rich people.

But Guitar Center is no place for this poor old elitist j.ew from the dirty streets of east LA, knowin' nothin' of the world of tube amps.
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Post by Blake NWR » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:14 pm

imperator_Drakul wrote:I agree with this fucking statement 10000000%. And all the people that work there are posers and rich fucks as well.
Don't let the guitarist from Origin hear you say that... that's his day job.
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Post by imperator_Drakul » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:22 pm

Blake NWR wrote:Don't let the guitarist from Origin hear you say that... that's his day job.
heh, good for him. And really, when I say that about GC, I'm mainly talking about the guitar center in Lynnwood, only one cool person works there, the rest=shit.

Mars Music was way better.
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Post by Jonathan » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:56 pm

I've come to the conclusion that tube amps are for posers (and rich people).
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Post by Bloodiah » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:16 pm

Jonathan wrote:Nothing wrong with posers. Posers are awesome. So are rich people.

But Guitar Center is no place for this poor old elitist j.ew from the dirty streets of east LA, knowin' nothin' of the world of tube amps.
If you're lookin cheep Jonny boy, check out some off brandish stuff, Acoustic Control Corp, Traynor, Silvertone etc... It'll be old, and probably ugly, BUT it'll sound good.
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Post by Jonathan » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:10 pm

I like old and ugly stuff. It would fit me well, being old and ugly.

So where's about would one find such an amp?
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:21 pm

Go to Trading Musician, you can probably pick up an old Silvertone for under $1500
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Post by PnDsCm » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:34 pm

Pricey, but I bet this thing is a great sounding box...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/msg/1004223376.html

Looks like Fender has a new version of the Super Champ that isn't too bad... Not real powerful but they always had great versatile tone... Used on Ebay for $250 or new for $300... Reviews at:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... D=89323991
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Post by soundguy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:30 pm

If you can't afford a hand-made boutique amp, look around for an old (like 30 years +) and possibly broken but reasonably-high-end amp that you can have rebuilt and hot-rodded by a local tube guy. Big fenders (twin, super, etc), Ampeg, Marshall, Vox. Most of the time, it's the output transformer that gets fried. They can be replaced for $50-$100 or you can buy a spool of wire and rewind the original yourself. THAT ALONE will give you the right to play the blues :)

Unless you're trying for a "different" sound, stay away from the low-end crap that is now "hip" just because it's old. I have a Silvertone head among other things. (cost me $50 on eBay) It's such an offensive piece of shit, I will only put Chinese tubes in it because it doesn't deserve anything better. I run it thru my Marshall 4x12 to chase racoons away from my garbage cans.
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Post by Scott (S2C) » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:06 pm

soundguy wrote: I run it thru my Marshall 4x12 to chase racoons away from my garbage cans.

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Post by Adremelech » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:25 am

Do yourself a favor. Save up your money and go for the Fender Twin. No amp does blues better, IMHO.
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Post by Not That Steve Harris » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:01 pm

Al's Guitarville. They have lots of vintage amps.
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Post by PnDsCm » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:11 am

Adremelech wrote:Do yourself a favor. Save up your money and go for the Fender Twin. No amp does blues better, IMHO.
I'd totally agree with that statement but GAWD... the premium you have to pay to buy one is ridiculous!
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Post by Clark Chaos » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:55 pm

Jonathan wrote:Nothing wrong with posers. Posers are awesome. So are rich people.

But Guitar Center is no place for this poor old elitist j.ew from the dirty streets of east LA, knowin' nothin' of the world of tube amps.
Guitar Center was good when Mel worked there.

She hooked up this poor boy big time. :)
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Post by PnDsCm » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:38 am

No hookups at Guitar Center for years. They went to the same pricing as online and their sales dudes can't deal. It's retarded.
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Post by Sissy-Freak » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:27 pm

Adremelech wrote:Do yourself a favor. Save up your money and go for the Fender Twin. No amp does blues better, IMHO.
To bad I just read this my friend just sold a vintage twin for under $500
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Post by 200 Bucks » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:04 pm

PnDsCm wrote:No hookups at Guitar Center for years. They went to the same pricing as online and their sales dudes can't deal. It's retarded.

http://guitarcentersucks.com/smf/

also check out this vid!

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