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Does this amp look beat up?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by saeroner, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. saeroner


    May 30, 2013
    It's $100 on craigslist. It's for my Keyboard. I feel weird buying stuff on craigslist... a Peavey kb 60w new today cost me $300


    thanks for any advice
  2. Doesn't look beat up, but it DOES look like it's been gathering dust for a while.

    Peaveys are tough as nails. If you need a keyboard amp and it's not terribly far to drive, go check it out. Play through it, turn all the knob to check for scratchy pots and try all the jacks to ensure the connections are secure. Offer $90, 80 if you're feeling brave; seller might bite because that's not a very "in demand" amp and I'm sure he'll be happy to just be rid of it.
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  3. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    It needs a good cleaning. The rusted nuts and washers can be replaced. The amp clearly hasn't been cared for.

    As you implied, the asking price is way high. Assuming that it works, I probably wouldn't pay more than $50 and that's pushing it. It will need to be serviced and those costs will add even more to the initial price. Hard to know if the speaker has been abused. If the power supply caps need to be changed, that and other parts can push it over the cost of a new one.

    Factor all that in and the price of the new amp with a warranty doesn't look that bad.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
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  4. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    By Peavey standards, that's practically mint.
  5. saeroner


    May 30, 2013
    ^lol........ Thanks y'all
  6. It's a bit hard to tell from the photo, but do I see rust?
    Should that be a concern?
  7. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Totally agree. The rust usually means it's been sitting in a garage with high humidity. If the jacks themselves need replacing I'd pass, but the nuts and washers are a DIY easy fix (especially if you have any spares laying around already--always save usable parts if you ever have to trash an amp). $50 seems high to me; $30 or $40 would be better if it's completely functional.
  8. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
    I used one of these amps at a gig once when I was between amps. I was surprised how well it performed

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