#1
I just sold my Marshall MG half stack for 450. I bought for about 550 and I was wondering if GOOD amps value increases over time. Im getting a 5150 III soon and I was wondering if in 20-30 years what will happen in value.
#2
An EVH? I wouldn't count on it, unless it goes out of production.
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#3
Probably won't go up at all.

The only thing that would go up in value would be a vintage amp.
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maybe in 50 years if it becomes famous for something or really rare, boutique amps may go up once they are out of production.

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Probably won't go up at all.

The only thing that would go up in value would be a vintage amp.


In 20-30 years the 5150 will be a vintage amp.
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On the other hand, good amps don't lose a whole lot of their value, after the initial drop. IMO you're a pretty lucky fellow to sell the mg for 450, but you wouldn't have to be so lucky to sell a decent amp without a huge amount of loss, probably none if you buy used in the first place.
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I am wondering the same thing about my 5150 Block Letter Head who nows what stuff will be worth in 20 years?
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Eh, the vast majority of amps are like cars, they lose value the minute you "take them off the lot."

Now, if you happen to get an amp that becomes highly sought after, once it's out of production it's value will start going up.

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#8
I would say if you had a famous artists actual amp used on tour yes. Otherwise few amps increase in value over their initial selling price.
#9
just wondering but what about a standard jcm 900 100 watt 4100 model head from the 90's?
they don't have very good value right now, but what about in the future?
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just wondering but what about a standard jcm 900 100 watt 4100 model head from the 90's?
they don't have very good value right now, but what about in the future?

It's possible. It probably depends on what happens in mainstream music thought. Even though you might deny it, it has a lot to do with amp sales. If, say, a band like KSE started using and endorsing JCM900's, the amp sales would probably go up because people then want them, because they think, well KSE uses them, why not i?
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#12
I guess if you have the space for a couple of stack amps to sit around taking up space for 15 years or so you might be able to make a little money. Of course you would lose money storing them all that time. Music equipment is not a good investment like gold coins or stocks. They usually go down more than up. And then when you do try to sell it the other guy is going to be looking for a deal.
#13
Vintage amps rise in value, as do boutique amps that are out of production. If you buy a boutique amp from a company which has a waiting list, many people will often pay more than the direct sale price to get ahead of the list.

Some good examples in the boutique world are Trainwreck and Dumble amps. Ken Fischer who built Trainwreck amps originally built fairly priced boutique amps, but no longer can because of his health. Alexander Dumble used to make his Overdrive Specials for a few well known guitarists back in the '80s, with some minor adjustments to each amp specific to the player, and costed about as much as a full custom amp nowadays. Whatever they cost originally, these amps now sell for much, much more.
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I bought a dual rectifier full stack brand new for $3600. I traded it in a week later for a spider III 75w and the guy at the store told me that he'd give me $75 trade-in value for the dual rec. So amps depreciate in value pretty quickly (the spider ROCKS, by the way!!)
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I bought a dual rectifier full stack brand new for $3600. I traded it in a week later for a spider III 75w and the guy at the store told me that he'd give me $75 trade-in value for the dual rec. So amps depreciate in value pretty quickly (the spider ROCKS, by the way!!)



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I bought a dual rectifier full stack brand new for $3600. I traded it in a week later for a spider III 75w and the guy at the store told me that he'd give me $75 trade-in value for the dual rec. So amps depreciate in value pretty quickly (the spider ROCKS, by the way!!)

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I bought a dual rectifier full stack brand new for $3600. I traded it in a week later for a spider III 75w and the guy at the store told me that he'd give me $75 trade-in value for the dual rec. So amps depreciate in value pretty quickly (the spider ROCKS, by the way!!)

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I bought a dual rectifier full stack brand new for $3600. I traded it in a week later for a spider III 75w and the guy at the store told me that he'd give me $75 trade-in value for the dual rec. So amps depreciate in value pretty quickly (the spider ROCKS, by the way!!)

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ha, in that case it's too much effort...
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I have a friend that has bought about 8 blackface bandmasters in the last 2 years. All under $500, he just fixes any minor issues and hordes them. Only going to increase in value as time goes by.
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I have a friend that has bought about 8 blackface bandmasters in the last 2 years. All under $500, he just fixes any minor issues and hordes them. Only going to increase in value as time goes by.

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