hey guys what to do

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gary mitchell, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. I have a MarkBass Jeff Berlin 151p, I gig with it Not quite a year. I bought it in 2008, but it looks and plays as good when I bought it. It is the Italy made one. It is in very good condition like new. But Now it sits in my Music Room with a large towel over it to keep the dust off. Part of me wants to sell, part of me wants to keep it. 300 watts by itself are 500 adding another speaker cab to it. Would you sell it isn't costing me nothing. I am sort of afraid if I start giging again I might need it. If I did sell it and its like new condition how much do you think its worth. the cool thing its not very heavy about 47pds. i mess up again and put 2 pictures the case it setting is not mine. I only had a cover for it and i don't know where it is. markbass-cmd-151p-jeff-berlin-655401-1.jpg markbass-cmd-151p-jeff-berlin-655401-1.jpg
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Do you have other amps?
    If not, I'd keep it.:thumbsup:
    Like you said, it's not costing you anything.
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  3. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    Its paid for. Its the only one you have. Keep it.
    Rock on.
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  4. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    If you decide to sell take a look at how much they've sold for here in the classifieds, to get an idea of asking price.
  5. JimChjones


    Aug 6, 2017
    SE England
    If I didn't need the space and didn't need the money I wouldn't sell. If a gig you wanted to do came up at short notice it would be damn irritating to have to go panic amp shopping.
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  6. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    My opinion is incredible biased

    Can't stand Plastic corners. Can't stand metal grills. Absolutely don't like ozite carpet/ rat fur. And have shut down every mark bass amp I've touched.


    Sell it / trade it

    Usually used gear is about half the value of new. Then some depending.

    I'm sure someone will buy it though.
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Put me down for keep it unless you find something similar that you like better. A 300w small combo is a nice thing to have around.
  8. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    I have it’s little brother the 121P and even though I don’t play it much, I’ll never sell. Too loud and portable. Best jam session/audition/quick grab combo ever. I’m sure this is similar. I actually like the rat fur because I Velcro pedals right to the top, like a tuner. Sits in my basement most days.
  9. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Just so I understand... You're not gigging right now, but you play bass at home I imagine, and you're contemplating selling your amp?
  10. You bought the amp in 2008, but I'm not sure from the bit in bold whether you gigged the amp for less than one year, and haven't used it since 2009, or that you gigged it until 2018, but not for the last year. I suspect the second option. Either way, when you say it has had a towel over it for some time, it sounds like you're not plugging it in at all. Not to practise, or even just have some fun. That's a bit sad. My advice would be to keep it. It's all paid for, it's quite small so it doesn't take up much room, you like the way it sounds. Maybe someone will invite you to a gig or a jam one day. My other advice would be to play it. Enjoy it. Keep your skills up. For when that invitation comes.
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Store it in a closet until the time comes you need it.
  12. bbh

    bbh Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Keep it. You’ll be glad you did somewhere down the line...
  13. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Keep it. Amps are hard to sell, and you won’t get the $’s you want for it anyway. You’ll need it again sooner or later, and then you’ll be forced to buy something similar, for more money than you want to spend, if you no longer have it.

    At least that’s how these type of decisions have played out for me.
  14. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Whenever you sell something you bought new, you take a big hit. Unless you are giving up playing, keep it. It's not THAT big for a practice amp, and if start in a band again, you are ok unless you are gigging loudly.
  15. I used to have an SWR combo back in the early 2000's - it was nothing really special but I remember how excited I was to get it. I remember waffling for months while I saved the cash to go buy it and how good it was to finally plug it in and play.

    About a year later I upgraded to a stack that was better all around for my needs. I sold it about 3 months after upgrading, even though it was not "eating" anything, but it was taking up room and I thought it could go find a new home.

    Still, to this day I regret ever selling that SWR. If I were you, I'd keep it.
  16. Frodolicious


    May 29, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    I've had the same temptation a few months ago. But in the end, I was glad I kept my gear. Keep it.
  17. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    For me, the decision boils down to " Do I have enough money for food and have I eaten in the last week." If the answer is yes to either question, I'd keep it.
  18. Keep it!
  19. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    OP doesn't really state why he has the urge to consider moving it, so hard to really help, but yeah, I'm in the camp of keeping it unless there are other critical, unspoken reasons to move it.

    My benchmark for used gear is at about 50% of new, so that's probably the ballpark to expect to get for it if you do decided to sell it.
  20. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    If someone told me I could have only one amp and it had to be a combo, God forbid, I'd pick yours. That's a nice amp and is actually legitimately giggable.