#1
I found a Fender Roc Pro 1000 Tube amp head for 370$ asking price in a pawn shop, but the Pawn Shop guy said " Dude, this amp is broken, and I don't know why this is even out." I then preceded to try a 2009 Les Paul Standard, and lemee say, for a 2500 $ guitar, it played like a mid level Epiphone, imo.

Okay, I want this amp. I know an amp specialist who is decent at his job, so it being broken is not a big deal.

How much do you think it's worth? Also, it's pretty gummed up and has a System of a Down "Mesmerize" sticker half scrapped off and a star in paint marker.

Also, I want the cab, which is also is pretty gummed up. (I don't know if that works or not.")

How much would it cost (amp+cab)? The guy was pretty uneducated on guitars(He was selling that Les Paul for 1800$ which has some whitish discoloration on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd frets, and some bad finish imperfections.), and amps alike. I'm thinking it's like a busted power tube or something and he's not understanding it, but I don't know.

Thanks everyone for your responses!!
#2
The Roc Pro, as far as I know, is solid state. I wouldn't bother with it.
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The Roc Pro, as far as I know, is solid state. I wouldn't bother with it.


As I've come to research it, it's a hybrid of a Tube and SS amp.

EDIT: ^ I didn't know what exactly it was, but it says "Tube Drive" on it, leading me to initially think it's a tube amp of sorts. Which it is.

That Taiwanese guy Chatreeo does an awesome review of it, and in my opinion, it sounds great.

Review that you'll not be able to understand unless you're fluent in what ever he speaks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldFP29d-2Fk
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Question: How much does it cost to fix a broken car?

My point is, an amp being "broken" could be anything from needing to replace to tubes (relatively cheap) to the entire amp being fried (In which case you have a very big paperweight). It's a gamble, if you can either 1. Figure out whats broken or 2. Get him talked down to a low enough price to gamble on it, you'd be in better shape.
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Question: How much does it cost to fix a broken car?

My point is, an amp being "broken" could be anything from needing to replace to tubes (relatively cheap) to the entire amp being fried (In which case you have a very big paperweight). It's a gamble, if you can either 1. Figure out whats broken or 2. Get him talked down to a low enough price to gamble on it, you'd be in better shape.



Well, I kinda was thinking that.

But, what I was asking was that how much would a not working amp be?

I'm already willing to take a gamble.
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As I've come to research it, it's a hybrid of a Tube and SS amp.

EDIT: ^ I didn't know what exactly it was, but it says "Tube Drive" on it, leading me to initially think it's a tube amp of sorts. Which it is.

That Taiwanese guy Chatreeo does an awesome review of it, and in my opinion, it sounds great.

Review that you'll not be able to understand unless you're fluent in what ever he speaks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldFP29d-2Fk



Could just be an advertising point for a preamp tube clipping style gain, and a solid state power amp. Course, if it was built very well(which Fender is not known for their SS amps) then MAYBE, it would be worth it to have it fixed, but I wouldn't push your luck.

Some hybrid amps are gold mines, but are rare to find nowadays.
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I'm getting around 125-250$ for a working one. I can pretty much get this for nothing.
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Could just be an advertising point for a preamp tube clipping style gain, and a solid state power amp. Course, if it was built very well(which Fender is not known for their SS amps) then MAYBE, it would be worth it to have it fixed, but I wouldn't push your luck.

Some hybrid amps are gold mines, but are rare to find nowadays.


I'm just wanting to get a new amp, and heck, I have a Marshall MG15. I just want a relatively cheap new amp. Anything is better than that horrible thing. With my dad being out of a job for an extended amount of time, I don't want to bust his wallet, or mine having to repay him. I still have to pay back him 500 bucks for my new Schecter.
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I'm just wanting to get a new amp, and heck, I have a Marshall MG15. I just want a relatively cheap new amp. Anything is better than that horrible thing. With my dad being out of a job for an extended amount of time, I don't want to bust his wallet, or mine having to repay him. I still have to pay back him 500 bucks for my new Schecter.

You had your unemployed dad buy you a $500 dollar guitar.
If you were my son id beat you

If you have an mg you shoulda spent your dads $500 on an amp not a schecter cuz there coolzy
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Wait. You want to buy a non-working amp with your Dad's money in the hopes that you can fix it. Your Dad is unemployed right now. You owe your Dad $500 already for a Schecter he bought for you. Is that about right?
#14
Its not tube. Those are all solid state. Which means it'd be a little bit of a gamble to bother trying to fix it. Just pass. Pay your dad back.
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I then preceded to try a 2009 Les Paul Standard, and lemee say, for a 2500 $ guitar, it played like a mid level Epiphone, imo.

Thanks everyone for your responses!!


what was your point in including this?

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#17
It would only be worth doing if two criteria are met:
1. It was a good amp to start with - it isn't
2. You are able to do it yourself - you aren't

I'm a tech and I wouldn't do it. If it was a JTM45 or a BF Twin I would but but I'd be doing the repairs myself. Buying a crap amp with an unknown fault and then paying somebody else to fix it is lunacy. Go put the money on a random horse instead.
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what was your point in including this?

*reported* for trolling.

Agreed. Besides, preceded?
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Agreed. Besides, preceded?


Sorry bro, I'm not trolling, or trying to anyway. I thought it played like an Epiphone. Besides, I was using that to set the scene for the guys knowledge of guitar and amps.

I'm sorry for having an opinion. and yes, Google Chrome said I spelled "proceeded" correctly. I at least try to have decent grammar.

And, I'm not going to go for it. Thanks everyone for their input!


And to the guys about the Schecter. My dad gave it to me. I said no, but he insisted. I did not ask him for anything. I offered to pay him back and he accepted. He had just sold some land for a decent sum of money and gave me a guitar.

And besides, It's a sick guitar, and I would sell it for him in a heartbeat. But, he doesn't want me to sell it.
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You had your unemployed dad buy you a $500 dollar guitar.
If you were my son id beat you

If you have an mg you shoulda spent your dads $500 on an amp not a schecter cuz there coolzy


I didn't get it because it's "coolzy", I got it because it's a good guitar. If I wanted to be cool, I would of bought a BC Rich. Because, it's sure to bring teh hawt chickzz.


EDIT: I just wanted to add that it was NOT a problem for him to buy it for me. He said "Son, you're getting pretty good at the guitfiddle, and I'd just like to let you know how much it means to me that you haven't quit at it. Now, I just sold that land, and I have some extra money, how would you like to go get a new guitar?"

Wow, I seem like a little spoiled brat.

EDIT2: The Schecter is a C-1 Classic, the same one you have.
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#22
That is not a good amp, and would not be worth fixing letalone the $350 they want.

For $350 you canget a few good amp heads new even, like a Jet City JCA20h, or a Bugera V55, Marshall Class 5 head, VHT special 6 head.....thats to name a few off the top of my head.
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