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#1 User is offline   steve_1300 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:32 PM

Just came across this very good deal from a guy in my town. Les Paul Studio 50s Tribute T and Marshall DSL40C for $850, who I got down to $800. What do you guys think? If anything I could sell both and pocket some money for Christmas gifts lol
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

"Just when the wifes says no more spending :,("
Just ONE reason I'm not married! LOL. There are many others too...... Posted Image

But I would think it's a good score! I, myself, would keep them both.

Of course that would make like 12 amps, 11 guitars, and a LOT of cabs and PA gear...............

And I'm buying more. Dammit, think I have a fever!

Doctor says only cure is MORE GEAR!

Plus........it goes with my handle.

Jam on my brother!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:29 PM

Bargain!

Surely you'd make almost that back on the guitar alone?
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:45 PM

one dandy deal for sure. Just tell her you didn't think it applied to musical equipment, and beg forgiveness. (which is always a more sure shot than asking permission)
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 06:38 PM

If you are buying to resell, I would pass. If you are buying to keep, it is a good deal. The guitar used is worth about $500 and the amp used about 350 in my mind.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

View PostMegafrog, on 06 December 2017 - 06:38 PM, said:

If you are buying to resell, I would pass. If you are buying to keep, it is a good deal. The guitar used is worth about $500 and the amp used about 350 in my mind.


On the bay those guitars are going for about $700 and the amp around $350. You may be able to make a hundo or 2 re-selling it, but that's about it.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:45 AM

View Postkidblast, on 06 December 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

one dandy deal for sure. Just tell her you didn't think it applied to musical equipment, and beg forgiveness. (which is always a more sure shot than asking permission)


That was my first response also....rather beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:57 AM

If she's said no more spending, that means no more spending. You might be able to flip the guitar and amp and make a little money. Or, you might sit on them for a year, not be able to sell them and have an unhappy wife.

What we do at my house is if I want another guitar, she doesn't care. It's my money. I've worked for decades to earn it. If bills and stuff are paid and we're not behind on anything, she doesn't really care. She teases that I have to wait 6 months before "adopting another baby" (bringing home another guitar). But, if I had a good deal, she wouldn't really care. I also try to get her something of equal or greater value if I do plan on buying something.

But, if she was serious about no more spending because we were in the hole or something, I'd have to listen to her and try to make her happy. We always discuss purchases over $200.00, just to make sure that there's nothing else that needs to be taken care of first.

All that being said, it seems like a fair deal at $800.00. I'd be tempted, just because of the amp. I've been looking at one of those. If you can flip it in a few days time and have a buyer lined up, you might be able to make that work. Good luck!
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:55 AM

"You should get the guitar you want, not the one that is a deal today."

That's why I've been married to my HIGH school sweetheart for 37+ years.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:53 AM

View Postrct, on 07 December 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

"You should get the guitar you want, not the one that is a deal today."

That's why I've been married to my HIGH school sweetheart for 37+ years.

rct


So was she the one you wanted or the deal of the day?
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

View PostFZ Fan, on 07 December 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

So was she the one you wanted or the deal of the day?


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:49 AM

She said it was her or the guitars...Look at my Sig and guess wich way that went......i have a real big tv as well. :)
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

my buddy had the same amp in his basement "studio". i hated it. nothing but problems. now it's just a 1x12 cab, and i like it much better, driven by a dark terror
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

View PostFZ Fan, on 07 December 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

So was she the one you wanted or the deal of the day?


lolz
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

View Postbassetman, on 07 December 2017 - 11:49 AM, said:

She said it was her or the guitars...


I've heard that one, I replied "So when are you packing?"
Reason 204 that I'm not married.
LMAO
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This post has been edited by gearhead: 08 December 2017 - 07:28 PM

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1996 Epiphone Special II (Ebony) (700T in Bridge Position)
2002 Epiphone Junior (Ebony)
2003 Epiphone EB0 (Ebony)
2007 Epiphone G400 (Ebony) (Gibson 490R & 498T)
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2010 Jay Turser JT-200 Pro (Ebony) (SD Invader)
2011 Jay Turser JT-220 (Cherry Sunburst) (Mighty Mite)
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

View Postrct, on 07 December 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

"You should get the guitar you want, not the one that is a deal today."

That's why I've been married to my HIGH school sweetheart for 37+ years.

rct

What a great wife!
Now I think,I'm lucky in this regard as well:
Not to long ago my wife made a list/note for what to do
with our next tax return. It read like this:

* Repair garage door
* New toilet
** 1 Gretsch guitar

Now isn't that something.
I already have a Gretsch Chet Atkins, but she really likes
the new G5422TG in snowflake white which seems to be the poor man's White Falcon.
And I agree.
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