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Should I buy it?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by newyorkiddo, Dec 12, 2013.


  1. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    There is an SVT 3 Pro on Craigslist selling at $100. I checked Musicians Friend, and these are going for 1,099.99 new. The one on Craigslist, however, claims the pre amp does not work, but will work with a pedal. Is it worth it? What price range would i face if i decide to purchase it and get it repaired?
     
  2. Chazinroch

    Chazinroch

    Feb 2, 2003
    Ontario N.Y.
    I'm not an expert or repair person. But I suspect that if they are selling it or only $100 they probably got an estimate that was cost prohibitive to fix. $100 is not a huge investment if you're willing to gamble. If you know the power section is good, then there are plenty of rack mount pre amps you could use with it.
     
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  4. hodgy

    hodgy

    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Disclosures:
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
    There isn't much to the preamp section, could be something simple like a tube. I'd buy.
     
  5. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    for 100$, buy it! you could always sell parts if it is not repairable.
     
  6. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Alright, i've decided i'll buy it and see what happens. Would it be possible to hook up my PF-500 to it or would there be any reason to do so? haha. I don't really know much on amps.
     
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Broken amp plus "I don't know much about amps".

    This is going to be either a really short or a really interesting thread. :)
     
  8. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I'm in. :D
     
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Yep, sounds like a waste of $100.
     
  10. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Sorry if I sound stupid here... but isn't the PF-500 an amp?

    Maybe I said "buy it" a little too quickly! :bag:

    Anyway, this is going to be a good learning curve for you, you will either learn about amps, or at least learn not to buy broken ones!
     
  11. 6stringpanda

    6stringpanda

    Aug 9, 2013
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    What could go wrong?
     
  13. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    Disclosures:
    tinkerer at Dayton Amp Company
    If it was $20, yep. If you can test it thoroughly and diagnose it... maybe it's worth $100. Depends on parts + repair cost.
     
  14. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    So, I've taken it to get repair done on it... and it turns out, the repairs will only come out to be $82. So I suppose $182 for a $1,100 isn't bad, now is it?
     
  15. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Well used they go usually for $400 to $500 so for less than $200 you still did pretty darn well! :)
     



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