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Univox - how much should I offer?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DJS, Aug 3, 2012.


  1. DJS

    DJS

    Feb 10, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    A friend from work stumbled across this amp/cabinet a while ago. He bought a Framus bass for $75 and the guy threw in the amp/cab for free.

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    It's not pretty, with a warped grille, some small tears, lots of grey in the brittle tolex, etc. But it plays quite well, with no apparent mechanical/electrical issues whatsoever.

    From what I have read, it's Japanese made, and is about 50 watts on a good day despite the 100 watt claim. It has 2 6L6 tubes, and three preamp tubes. (12ax7s?)The cabinet is 2x12, and has some original custom drivers with shiny dust caps.

    He dropped it off at my house a few days ago and said "Make me an offer."

    I want to be fair. It's fun. It sounds great, albeit not very powerful. I don't really need it, although the idea of tinkering with a tube sound is very appealing to me.

    What should I offer him? Any thoughts?
     
  2. nysbob

    nysbob

    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    See if he'll take $75 and tell him he got a free framus.
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'd start at a hundy and work from there ;) I really don't know what the going rate on old Univox tube amps are (BTW, even 50w with two 6L6's is pushing it), but they're not exactly B-15's, so personally the absolute highest I'd do is around $200.
     
  4. get 60W from a pair of gc's

    i'd offer your mate the $75 dollars and say hes breaking your balls
     
  5. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
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  6. DJS

    DJS

    Feb 10, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    OK. Thanks. Maybe I'll take it to my next band practice just for laughs. He's letting me keep it for a couple weeks. No - it's certainly not a B-15.
     
  7. It likely needs to be recapped, so it may not sound or perform at its best.
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    In a Univox? Probably not ;)
     
  9. DJS

    DJS

    Feb 10, 2010
    Rochester, NY
    So how less useful is this amp, then say a Lil' Bastard or Tiny Terror? Any thoughts?
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'd say it's likely about the same usefulness level, although that's without hearing one in over 30 years. I would certainly like to have it just for fun, that's for sure.
     

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