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SOLD Pre-Fender SWR SM-500, rack bag - $250

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by skyline_01, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. Hi all,

    Up for sale is my 1999 Pre-Fender SWR SM 500 in good condition w/ a slight ground buzz (see disclosures). I purchased this brand new in 1999 and it has been my main head since then, although I haven't really used it much in the last few years and it has been kept in a rack bag (which I'm including, although one of the cover panels is missing). Ships with a brand new Tung Sol preamp tube installed. I have recently purchased an Ampeg PF-500, so I really don't need this anymore.

    Disclosures on condition:

    -minimal cosmetic wear; standard player scratches/dings here and there

    -mono effects return jack has always been a little loose - looks like some bad threading is not allowing the nut to fully seat the jack to the back panel. Still functional.

    -concentric pot on the stereo volume control is very slightly bent, but still functional.

    -a few of the small top panel screws became stripped and are missing, but there are plenty of others remaining to keep the top snug

    -the "ground buzz" mentioned in the title is a 60-cycle-type hum that developed within the last couple of years, and is present through all outputs (speaker, line, effects loop). Local tech seems to think it's just a simple ground problem somewhere, but I haven't had much reason to have it put on a bench and repaired. All outputs and controls are otherwise fully functional.

    I'm thinking $200 OBO, plus actual shipping (around 32 lbs) from 45107 - PayPal, please. Trades considered, lemme know what you have. I would mainly be looking for a fretless bass, small bass cab, or preamp/effects pedals (Sansamp, octaver, ???).

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  2. bump for yet another price drop - $200 plus shipping from 45107.
    Let's do this.
  3. LeWayneF


    Dec 18, 2010
    Did you sell you amp?
  4. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    Not for nuthin' but, I have that same amp with the same problem. As soon as the internal cooling fan came on..huge 60hz buzz.

    Turned out to be a ground loop The coating on the face plate is thick and TOUGH. I actually had to put star washers behind the rack screws so it would bite through that paint and into the metal. It hasn't made a peep since.
  5. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    Pm with offer sent
  6. PM returned, pending hold
  7. Buyer backed out - still available. First $150 PP plus shipping takes it.
  8. angelopbass

    angelopbass Supporting Member

    May 18, 2011
    struthers, ohio
    :eek:i cant belive noone is snagging this up! i just had a trade offer go thru on a backup head, or i would grab it but geeez! this is a STEAL!!!!!!!!!!
  9. I'll take it! PM'd.
  10. Still up for sale for someone!! Man I wish I could have made this work but shipping was just killing me. Thanks anyway.
  11. Still available. I have potential buyers interested, but sudden $$ problems seem to be plaguing them. $175 shipped CONUS USPS Priority, PayPal only. Thanks.
  12. On hold, pending payment
  13. Back up for sale - seller backed out again. Beginning to grow tired of this process, and need money ASAP. Now $160 USD PayPal, includes insured shipping, CONUS only.
  14. JonJonBass


    Jul 28, 2011
    I will take it if its still available!!!
  15. Sold, pending payment
  16. JonJonBass


    Jul 28, 2011
  17. Payment received, shipping shortly. Thanks for all the interest.

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