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Rig I am trying to buy

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by urb, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    So I am trying to negotiate a price on this rig. seller is trying to say 11oo$ I am telling him that is crazy. I think the head is a crate bx 440. ( This is over CL and he is being evasive) and I have seen them for sale for 125 -167. he speakers I can't identify a model # but I am thinking used , maybe 400-500 $.

    Can any of you experts point out it's value? Used.


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  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Quite honestly I would pass in the whole thing.
  3. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
  4. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    ^this. what's your budget and what are your tone and use goals?
  5. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    Its junk?
  6. +1

  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains

    If he wants $1100 for it, I can't see you bringing him down far enough for it to be even remotely worth it for you.

    As for what it's actually worth, no clue. I know I wouldn't pay much for it.

    Let me put it this way. For $1100...or even $600 you could have a significantly better rig. Significantly.
  8. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    I probably wouldn't pay 1/4 of what he is asking for that. The price reminds me of the clueless guys I see on CL who pay list for a Squier and demand $500 or they arent listening...
  9. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    It's Crate. I wouldn't want it for free.
  10. Some of the Crate stuff can be real sleepers. But the resale value is horrible. The build quality can leave a lot to be desired in most cases.
    At $1100.00 he is using really good drugs. $450.00 max maybe for the whole rig?
  11. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    actually a quick search on GC used turned up the 220 head for $87 and the same 410 for $89. i can't see that a 115 and a slightly more powerful head (from the same line) can add $1000 to its value....total it can't be worth more than 300. AND it's that 115+410 combo. search the issue, there's f***tons of threads and posts about it.
  12. shaginwagin


    Apr 2, 2012
    The seller is either crazy or high... No, crazy AND high.

    I wouldn't have even contacted him until I seem the price come down to about half.
    For that kind of money you can get some really nice used gear.
    Just pass on it, man.
  13. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    Yeah , this guy really screwed up not taking what I offered. Here is his pitch :
    Make a big impression. Almost 5' tall, rare matched full stack. 1 speaker cabinet holds 4 10" speakers, the other 1 holds 1 18" speaker. 440 watts loud. Looks nice and works great. I will trade for a Tractor, side by side vehicle, atv, boat and motor, 9mm, 357, or 45 handgun, rifle or shotgun, cash and trade or cash. Apraised to $1100 for a complete matched set, but I WILL take LESS $$.......so if you think I'd like something you have, make me an offer.

    What I offered was worth a solid 500+ USD.
  14. IPYF


    Mar 31, 2011
    Only in the USA can you trade your bassamp for a firearm...
  15. Chuckles, nobody wants your overpriced cat scratching post.
  16. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    Crate's bass cabs weren't too bad, but their heads were horrid, and used values on crate stuff is really really poor... they usually go for less than even Behringer stuff.
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Honestly, I wouldn't take it for free.

    If I HAD to buy it, I would guess the head is worth $200 and the cabs $150 each. $450 for the whole rig would be the highest it could possibly really be worth.

    Personally, I would recommend buying a used GK 800RB or 700RB-II used for $300-400 and a couple of Peavey, Traynor or GK cabs for $250-300 each.
  18. jet_king

    jet_king Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    my dad has that same amp head and he got it for close to $200 and personally i hate the thing. it blew a fuse and my dad hasnt had any love loss for the past 2 or 3 years now.
  19. Einherjar


    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    Yeah... My first ever half stack was a crate 100 watt head, and a 1x15. I bought it used for $150. Sounded like garbage but worked for the ****** punk rock I was playing in highschool. For $550 right now I'm playing on a new Hartke LH500 head and a used Peavey 410TVX. may not have the best tone or EQ, but the thing is monstrously loud. You can get a much better deal for $500 used. The guy selling that thing is a ****ing *******.
  20. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    I'd pass, but if it works OK, tell him you have a matched set of Daisy BB guns out in the car appraised at $1100.