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Harke combo at Pawn store

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Metalbasspro, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    Found a 4x10 LH500 combo amp at the local pawn store. It's used, has a couple of tears in the tolex and one of the metal corners is bent out and needs to be replaced. It's well used but not too worn.

    Same unit as this video,


    Would you jump on it? Been there for 3 weeks now.
  2. 5544


    Dec 1, 2015
    Do I like the sound?
    Do I like the condition?
    Do I like the price?

    If the answer is NO to any of those questions, then I wouldn't buy it.
    ONYX likes this.
  3. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    I run Hartke and hydrives in my main rig so yes. Seems like a smoking deal but I may be wrong. I guess if it was 200 bucks I'd already have it home.
  4. 5544


    Dec 1, 2015
    Why don't you tell then that you will give them $125 for it and work your way to $200.

    Just watch Pawn Stars backwards.
    aaronious likes this.
  5. aaronious

    aaronious Supporting Member

    May 23, 2011
    Denver CO
    Exactly. Do to them what they would do to you. The basic rule of pawn shops is, buy for half of what you can sell. Offer them that and eventually you'll get " I would but I'm into it for that much " that's when the real negotiation begins. If it works, sounds good and you like it, $299 is a good price, but why pay it if you don't have to.
  6. Well in 2009 they retailed for $999.00 so...
  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I don't know anything about that amp, but it looks pretty nice at a really nice price. I would try playing through it a bit and see if you like it. If so, I'd buy it if it were me. But not before seeing if I could haggle it down a little bit first.
  8. bobba66


    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    They probably gave some tweaker 50 bucks for it.
  9. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    I looked art it again Sat but it's not in my budget. Sunday I went there with a Walther P1 hand gun ex police issued in Germany and was going to see if they would trade straight across. They changed their hours as they don't seem to be open Sunday anymore. Monday I forgot about it LOL

    I have two 4x10's and a LH1000 head. I am looking to sell my 1x15 Hy drive and replace it with a 4x10 and with that combo I was thinking it would serve the purpose of what I was eventually going to end up with, 4 4x10's and two heads only with one being a combo I would just haul it off to jams and not have to take the whole rig or even half of it. My tone would be pack away in the combo and very mobile. I should probably go get it.
  10. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    Woohoo! They took the gun straight across. I only paid three for it. He said it was worth 500, and probably is in the current market. Before I went there I went to the pawn store up the hill to give them first shot at it. They would only give me 200 for it. Here it is on it's side as I am putting some weight on the tolex tear I glued down. H combo.JPG
  11. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Dangit..... I was about to send a pm with an offer on the Walther!... Enjoy your new rig!
  12. congrats
  13. Metalbasspro


    Feb 9, 2009
    WA state
    Duuuuuude! That is not a rig man it's a Combo or as Bob or "Bab" from Michigan once said a "Cambo" amp LOL

    When did bass players start using the term Rig? Anyone know? I never heard that term in the 80's or 90's. I did not start hearing it till after 2012 when I got back into playing. I figure it came around sometime after I started hearing bands calling their out of town shows "tours".
  14. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Yup. My favorite pawn shop told me they can sell a gun every time, music stuff not so much. Win win trade.
    I have always been curious about these amps, seems like the perfect balance between combo and full stack.Give us a a review !
  15. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Ha-ha.... I thought I was being "hip" and modern..... LOL
  16. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000

    For a second there, I though this was going to turn into something a little more interesting...
    twinjet likes this.
  17. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Tell me where it is. I'll go check it out for you and let you know. :thumbsup:
  18. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Nice find!
  19. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I've got an old Hartke 410XL and it ran great with 350 watts. I bet it will really wail with 500 and a horn.
  20. MCF


    Sep 1, 2014
    That was a good deal on a nice amp. Congrats.

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