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Dean Markley Amp....worth it?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Icedfire01, Feb 28, 2006.


  1. Icedfire01

    Icedfire01

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hey guys....I'm new to bass. Mainly because I play guitar. I do love a good bass line though. Anyway, the purpose of this thread is because I was at a garage sale the other day and picked up an amp for 20 bucks. I thought it was a guitar amp, but found out it was a bass amp.

    It is a Dean Markley Spectra 312B Amp. It in good condition and everything works great. I dont really need it though since I dont play bass and was wondering if it was actually worth anything? I'd like to give it a good home. Thanks.
     
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I used to have the 315B, the largest of the "Spectra" amps. They're all really good solid bass amps with a neat semi-parametric EQ, that would be an outstanding first amp or practice amp for someone. Check the prices on Ebay to see what it's worth, I have no idea. Great little amp, horrible for guitar though (at least my 315B was).
     
  3. Kevorargh

    Kevorargh Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    West Bethel, Maine
    The Spectra was the first real bass amp I got - it was pretty cool but not a lot of low end. I don't think it's worth much.
     
  4. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    You paid ¢20 for a working bass amp that you have no use for. In your place I would pay it forward and give the thing a a young, up and coming bass player who needs it. Good Karma in that sort of action!

    I sent though, parcel post, a Peavey Mark VI amp to a young guy who needed it. I sent a BDDI to another. I hope both guys have success in their musical careers. To another family I gave a speaker cabinet with a 15” JBL and bullet tweeter plus a power amp and ART 256 Tube channel pre-amp. I had received my money back in spades from the units use so I was even.
     
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