Great Pawn Shop find completed my sound!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by WardEarth, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Found a Musicman HD-212 cabinet this last week. Sounds full and clear, awesome. A nice price too $225. Although it is fat and heavy (95lbs), I think the sound is totally worth it.

    Anyone else ever have a great find that really made "your sound"?
  2. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Yamaha PB-1 preamp. Literally saw it sitting in a rack for YEARS at the pawnshop before I paid the $100 and brought it home. Exactly the sound and features I was looking for.
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, in 1978 I played my cousin's ex-husband's 73 Ampeg V4B/810. Definitely a life changing event. I bought it a couple months later.
  4. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    A '78 Stingray for $800 and a Sadowsky 410 cab for $500 in the last few years. I rarely go to pawn shops though.
  5. JimWasHere


    Sep 8, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Mesa Simulstereo 295. A guy who didn't even know it was a guitar amp asked me to store it and never came back for it. I'm hooked on runnint power tubes into a little bit of grind, and seeing that I can run 1 channel at 30w if I want to, or up to 2 channels at 95 each... I love it.
  6. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    YES! A few, actually...

    First was EV SRO 15" speakers... Bought them from a local pawnshop, cheaply... But they were in perfect condition.

    I bought a 2x15 cab and put the SROs in... It was an eye opener, to be sure!

    Then I built my first pair of cabinets - purely luck that they worked, as I didn't research, or follow a plan... Simply eyeballed a pair of cabs my father built for his Heath-kit stereo... My cabs were slightly shorter and deeper... They were rear ported, just as his were... And the SROs sounded amazing! I used them for stereo speakers at college parties, guitar and bass cabs, and various PA chores...

    Then, the acquisition of the "small" '66 Fender Showman 2x15 cab, and installing the EV SROs.. Another WOW! I used that cab for nearly 15 years, and loved it!! Loved it so much I've planned to build my own "copy" for years... It was a huge boost to see JohnK_10 build his Starliner, which is basically a front loaded, ported version of that Fender cab... Mine will be known as a DeLeo... However, the new drivers will be either the Eminence 3015, or the Faital PR400... Those 2 drivers were the latest discoveries that gave me a "WOW!"