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Literally can’t give away an old cabinet

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fourstr00, Oct 6, 2019.


  1. fourstr00

    fourstr00

    Mar 21, 2002
    Chicago Area
    I recently upgraded my cabs to AK 1203s (totally in love, great speakers) but still have an old Carvin 2x10 that I used for 20 years. I’ll likely never use it again, even though it sounds great. It should go to someone that needs it, even if it looks a little ratty with beat up corners and tears in the covering.

    No response from the music stores that usually accept donations, so I bit the bullet and hauled it over to Goodwill instead. And was promptly rejected due to the condition of the covering. It’s literally too ugly to donate.

    So that was embarrassing. Hate to put it on the corner with the trash but that might happen.
     
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  2. Put it up on facebook or craigslist for even $20 and someone will take it off your hands I'm sure.

    *not for free, at least put $5 or something to weed out the freebie people who will never show up
     
  3. There’s a bunch of old cabs on my local Craigslist. Every week they go down in price. One guy has an Avatar 410 for $100. Which is nuts, but I’m also not buying it either. No way I’m hauling a 410 around.
     
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  4. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    What @Sonicblaze said.
     
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  5. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I just set stuff out at the end of the driveway. Anything that is worth anything is gone by the next morning. I live in a semi-rural area, so it might not be practical everywhere.
     
  6. Human nature, being what it is, says that if you list it as free
    it will be judged as likely being worthless.
    If, on the other hand you list as 'must sacrifice, need the room, $25'
    then someone will see it as a screaming deal.
     
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  7. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Yeah, put it on Craig's List for a low, low price. Somewhere in your metro area there's a young player who needs that cab and who needs it cheap. It'll happen.
     
  8. Dang, I’d be all over that on CL. I don’t have a 2x10 cab.
     
  9. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Clean it up if you can. I often donate gear to a non-profit music school.
     
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  10. fourstr00

    fourstr00

    Mar 21, 2002
    Chicago Area
    I tried, and I have done that successfully in the past. When I was 15 I would have loved to get cast-off pro gear handed to me.

    When Goodwill says no, that was a kick in the shorts.
     
  11. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Don't give up. Google "chicago non-profit music school". Better than goodwill.
     
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  12. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I will second this. Check out a local school with guitar program and there will be plenty of folks willing to accept a good deal on nice used gear to get out of using cheap starter stuff.
     
  13. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Big gear is out... I just saw an ad for an Ampeg 8x10 cab for $320, or with a USA made SVT CL for $850, and an Ampeg SVT 410 HLF asking $290.
    Silly cheap.

    Agreed with others, either leave it on the curb, or CL it for a token amount.
    Or, send it to me. :D
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2019
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  14. joshmmorrison

    joshmmorrison Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    Central Massachusetts
  15. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    If you are playing in bands just keep it at the rehearsal site. Makes life easier.
     
  16. Al Kraft

    Al Kraft Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    Nice idea!!
     
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  17. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    Totally great idea. I'm all about leaving cabs all over town wherever I'm regularly doing music. For a month I had my Ashdown 112 in the pit of a theater for a musical I was doing. I had yet another cab in the band rehearsal space. The more cabs I have, the less I have to move them. It's actually one of the reasons why I want a pair of Greenboy 12/6 cabs even if only one would be good enough for almost all my gigs.
     
  18. buldog5151bass

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

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Thanks. I'll be here all week. :D
     
  19. fourstr00

    fourstr00

    Mar 21, 2002
    Chicago Area
    Would totally do this, but my house is the rehearsal space. :)
     
  20. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Curb it. You’ll feel better when it’s gone.
     

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