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the best deal ever?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by newyorkiddo, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Well... Perhaps not, but it strikes me as too good to be true. A local seller is willing to part with an Ampeg SVT-4 Pro, an Ampeg PR410HLF, a Korg rackmount tuner and a rack mount case for a mere $1,000. What do you guys think? Should I buy?
  2. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Eh... go play it. Personally I dig the amp, but the rack tuner isnt a selling point for me. The cab would have to be in crazy good condition, as I would have to sell it quickly.
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  4. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Well, my gear is pretty crummy, so this is a big deal for me. Haha. Everything seems to be in fine, working condition, but I suppose I'll go test it out soon. Thanks!
  5. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!! Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2008
    That's a solid price, but definitely check it out first. It's not a good price if it's flawed much. That era of Ampeg stuff was overpriced by retailers, so it may seem like a bigger discount than it really is on the second-hand market.
  6. will33


    May 22, 2006
    It is a good deal for all that stuff, assuming it all works and isn't beat to hell.

    Definitely go play it. Some folks have a sort of love/hate thing with the HLF cabs. They can push a lot of low end. The tradeoff for being able to do that is lack of midrange, "dark" or not very "precise" sound. They'll do a great job of "floating the band from the bottom". Not really the weapon of choice if you want a more articulate midrange/more harmonic content in your tone. If you have a midrangey bass, it might make a good ying/yang sort of thing.
  7. newyorkiddo

    newyorkiddo I'm actually a cat.

    Jul 10, 2013
    Houston, Texas
    Yeah I'll definitely check it out. Right now I'm more interested in the head as opposed to the cab. So I'm totally going to get it.
  8. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    I got pretty much the same deal (SVT4 Pro + SVT410HLF) a few years ago. I felt good about it after I sold the 410HLF for $450 soon after. THerefore my SVT4 pro cost me $550.....and have been using it heavily ever since.