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Today's amps you think will one day be collectable-sought after

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by g4string, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    In 30 years which amps do you see being highly collectible-sought after. Lets keep this to modern production amps, no more than 10 y/o old, discontinued OK. My guesses are

    All Tube:
    Mesa 400 (maybe)

    Solid State-Hybrid:
    Thunderfunk TFB550B
    Glockenlang Heart Rock
    Epi 502/902 (maybe)
  2. RBASS930

    RBASS930 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    New York
    Carvin B1500 (yeah, that's right, I said it)
    GK 800RB (if they actually ever stop producing it)
  3. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    I knew somebody was going to say that......:p
  4. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    nobody else wants to chime in?
  5. lorenk


    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    im hopin the bass 400+ since I just bought one...if it could become a financial investment that would be rad :D
  6. SWR SM series perhaps?
  7. Bassgrinder77

    Bassgrinder77 Banned

    Jan 23, 2009
    El Whappo Grande 'cause the name is so cool.
    I know it's just a cab and I know essentially nothing about it but it has a ridiculously big driver.
  8. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    I am throwing in the Mesa Walkabout / Scout Combo....
  9. UK built Ashdown ABM500 and 900
  10. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    IMO, none. The SVT will still be a 'thing' with some, of course. However, amps are getting SO much better now by the month that even the stuff out a year ago seems 'old' at this point.

    My guess is, in 10 years, amps will be SO much better as to make virtually anything out today obsolete. Plus, all the guys my age who remember the old stuff enough to make it worth anything will be sucking Ensure from a straw:p
  11. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    Marshall VBA400

    Ashdown ABM500 (English-made)
  12. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    MIA SVT's
    SA200 (for a very small core group)
    SVT-II non Pro.

    Of course, this is only if there are people crazy enough to play old 50-85lb heads vs. 4, 3 or even <1lb pocket sized heads in the future!
  13. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    But we'll still be rockin! :bassist:
  14. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Kern IP777 / BP777
    AH 350 SMX

    Trying to think of amps that, kinda set a tone for others, and can kinda give an identity to a style or generation..
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Out of fashion right now, but I think the original Hartke 3500 MOSFET amp will be somewhat in demand. They changed the amp after a few years and the old ones are already worth more than the newer ones and sought out by people. They're known to sound better and be much more dependable.
  16. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    yeah, but those of us still using those 85lb heads can always say that my bass amp can squish your bass amp. ;)

    .........that is, if we can still lift it.
  17. lorenk


    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    lol thats what having kids is for :D
  18. HogieWan


    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    but your old B15 will be totally obsolete like those fender basses that were made a generation before you.
  19. JOME77


    Aug 18, 2002
    • Thunderfunk TFB420 & 550
    • Ampeg SVT
    • Mesa 400
    • Aggie 750
    • GK 800RB
  20. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    LOUD-era Ampegs.


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