#1
One of these just showed up on my local CL. How much would you guys expect to pay for one? And is it worth buying at all?
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#3


They're all twin reverbs. I actually found 2 more: 1 from an unspecified year for 850, one from 1981 with the master volume for 650, and one from 81 with the master volume and extra speakers for 700.

EDIT: If you want it that bad, I can buy that thing and ship it to you... for a small fee of course. Does an extra 50 on top of the shipping cost sound fair?
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#4
I got my Blues Junior down in DC the other day. I love equal distance from Baltimore and DC and between the two there's a lot of options for craigslisting. I hate driving into the city for a deal though. I lure them out with my 'fresh air.'

I see SF Twins all the time around here anywhere from $400-1000, the $400s usually having some kind of issue though. I'd say $600 is probably about right. Just keep in mind they will be a bit more sterile than their BF counterparts. For ska (which I believe you play) its a great sound, blues not so much. Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse used SF Twins for the first bit of his career... If that means anything.

Gregs: I'll do it for $49.99. I'd love to have an hour or two with that thing. I'll clean up afterwards.
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#5
i have some stuff to flip first.

i'm strongly considering a certain jack daniels tin...
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#6
I don't play ska. At all. What gave you that idea?

I'm looking for jazz and blues.
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#7
I have a silverface twin, mine was a bit more because it has been "blackfaced" (changing a few things to be like the specs of one from the 1960's, mine is from 1970 so it was so close!) and had new speakers (the orignal oxford speakers weren't anything special, JBL's on the other would have been awesome) and a mercury magnetics transformer. I play jazz and blues, it suite me very well. The reverb and tremolo are great. I would get a good overdrive pedal though, they are way to many watts to overdrive without being at a warehouse. A tube screamer does well, the Analogman Modded Tube Screamers sound amazing with Twins. Great blues tone. Get a TWIN!
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#8
SF twins are good for anything where you need clean, stiff bright and loud - pedal/lap steel, old country, even some bass applications.

Most people mod them and/or change speakers to try to warm them up a bit. By default they take pedals poorly due to the stiffness and EQ design, so people try to improve that a bit. Then they work OK for most clean guitar applications

The reverb and trem tend to be good if it's working right. The master volume on the later ones is pretty worthless.

$650 is a decent price for a working one. Of course, on a 40 year old amp that isn't a given.
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#9
Hm... pedals are important.
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#10
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i have some stuff to flip first.

i'm strongly considering a certain jack daniels tin...

Good thing the PT has a 110V tap then huh? Don't expect it to be particularly cheap though, there's about $300 worth of components alone in the little sucka. However, you never know, serial No1 may be worth money one day when Cathbard cookie tin amps become a sought after commodity. Although, like most things on the artistic front, they won't be sought after until I'm dead and can't enjoy it.
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