$16K for a bass combo?!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HeavyJazz, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
  2. echoSE7EN


    Jul 1, 2010
    Balto., MD
    This is the type of thing a collector, or representative of a collection purchases.
  3. drpepper

    drpepper Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Columbia, Maryland
    Yeah, a collector of things that have been sitting in water. I guess I don't know vintage amps, but I'd like to know what other things are "a 9 out of 10" in his book.

    Edit: My mistake, that's not water, it's "mojo juice" that seeped up into it from the stage. And if it didn't have a cigarette burn, it'd only be a "7."
  4. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    What it's worth is what someone is willing to pay.
    A real collector will value that it's all original. No replacements parts.
    There could be some clean up though that could help it, like some restorer method to clean the water discoloration. Only restoration experts, or somebody willing to pay the price would know.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    And, even though it's called a Bassman, it's a guitar amp. No amp is worth that much to me, but then, I'm a player, not a collector.
  6. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I agree that it has been sitting in water. That's why the bottom two drivers have been replaced. In my mind, not even worth a grand.
  7. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    They got the decimal point off by a couple places.
  8. I don't think the drivers were replaced, looks like the magnet covers were removed from the factory to allow the amp chassis to squeeze in behind them. Still, not worth it to me......... unless it came with a Fender bass from the same era.
  9. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Well, I wouldn't play bass thru it. They make great guitar amps though. Pretty sure the original Marshalls are based on that circuit.
  10. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    For a reason
  11. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    I can get a brand-new amp for less than that.
  12. They're highly prized as 6 string guitar amps, but not particularly for bass.

    Its an open back amp among other short comings for bass.
  13. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Could be, but i'm not convinced.

    I do have a '63 Fender P. :D
  14. 3mrhythm


    Oct 29, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i have a mid 70s bassman 10 and it sounds amazing with the bass through it.

    the 4x10 combo sounds very tight.. gets pretty loud too
  15. COMPLETELY different beast.
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    Look at what gui****s are willing to pay for Dumble and Trainwreck amps... Makes this look cheap.
  17. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I could swear that the same amp has been up for sale on the 'Bay in the past, possibly with the same pics.
  18. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

    Jun 19, 2011
    Those old tweeds do make hellacious guitar amps. Guitarist in one of my bands has an original 54 Tweed Deluxe, which sounds killer.

    But this particular example is WAY too expensive. You could HIRE someone to build you a BRAND NEW exact replica of these amps for probably less than 1/4 of that. And you wouldn't have to worry about gigging it and the parts should last 60 years.

    Oh, or you could just buy a brand new one for whatever it is they cost these days (under 2k, surely).
  19. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
  20. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    It has been on ebay several times. The price is $1000 less than the last time I saw it.