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The most xpensive amp I ever bought was a solid state........
By:  P. Briscoe (Non running-dog anti-imperial anti-Bush unapologist name-changer; 24087)
Posted on: 10-14-2020 22:21.
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not super fair comparison because it might be the only brand new guitar amp I ever bought

But in 2020 dollars I paid (aprox):

$550 for my 1965 Deluxe Reverb. Recapped a few years ago but the pots are scratchy as fuck lately. Probably gonna have to get them replaced. Probably do that one myself.

$200 for the '67 Super and then another $300 to get it to actually work. missing tubes, bad power supply, missing one of the original Celestion speakers. Took a beating when I traded it for a pretty pedestrian nylon string (new) Alvarez.

My little Harmony tube amp was free on the curb. It's currently not working (again) but $25 fixes that.

The 1952 Valco White Penguin was part of a package deal with the lap steel. Today's dollars the whole thing would be around 6 bills. But that's for a guitar and an amp.

But the brand-new Randall SS combo amp I bought senior year of high school, in today's dollars, would be about $1,700.

don't let high Reverb.com prices fool ya. You can get a good old point-to-point wired amp (about 1/3 as much to repair as an integrated circuit model) for about the same as you paid for your new Jag.



Edited by P. Briscoe at 14.10.2020 22:26:35