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#739567
I'd like to see a gut shot, but I'd imagine that it has been made to a pretty high quality. I'd also like to spend a bit of time with it before I handed over $800 but yeah... I could well be tempted on the right day.

Not sure it would have better tones than my Katana though :lol:
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BY Aquila Rossa
#739573
Fender charge $2K USD for a 57 Deluxe. Hate to think what it would cost here tho. Can build with a few $2 caps and a ten dollar chassis banged out at the local metal shop? Maybe. Just do it!
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BY Aquila Rossa
#739580
if it really nails the sound of a good example 5E3, that is worth a bit too. Big name amp builders can charge thousands for one of these because they get it right with things like transformer and component choices, plus lead dress etc. It's not an Airfix model kit. Nobody knows this guy and if he knows what he is doing, so who knows.
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BY Reg18
#739581
Molly wrote:I dunno. It's no Tamerlane and that was hard to shift at similar money.


Yeah that's kinda my thoughts too, the boutique stuff can be hard to shift at even half of its original cost, and this being home built and possibly not even a name brand kit like mojotone/ceriatone is a bit of an unknown.
I'd like a 5e3 but BGs one which was a combo and nicely covered in tweed was well under 1k and was a Ceriatone kit so how much is this head actually worth? 600?
#739583
Reg18 wrote:
Molly wrote:...so how much is this head actually worth? 600?

Be cheeky and make him an offer. Nothing to lose :thumbup:
#739585
He had this sitting on TM for ages at $1,000, so he has done a fair price lower with it being on for $800 now. One thing that somewhat put me off was that he's saying you have to remove the chassis to remove or install the valves #paininthearse
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BY Aquila Rossa
#739586
Reg18 wrote:
Molly wrote:I dunno. It's no Tamerlane and that was hard to shift at similar money.


Yeah that's kinda my thoughts too, the boutique stuff can be hard to shift at even half of its original cost, and this being home built and possibly not even a name brand kit like mojotone/ceriatone is a bit of an unknown.
I'd like a 5e3 but BGs one which was a combo and nicely covered in tweed was well under 1k and was a Ceriatone kit so how much is this head actually worth? 600?


Can't really say without seeing inside it and also hearing it. If it turns out to be well built and sounds like the real deal, 600 bucks is not much to ask for Deluxe tone. Not being a combo hurts his chances of getting his asking price perhaps.
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BY Reg18
#739587
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:He had this sitting on TM for ages at $1,000, so he has done a fair price lower with it being on for $800 now. One thing that somewhat put me off was that he's saying you have to remove the chassis to remove or install the valves #paininthearse


Yeah I read that too, I'm having a look in an hour ish so I may or may not make a cheeky offer.
I'll gauge how much of his heart and soul went into the build before I make a low ball offer, sometimes people can get really offended and think your having a go at there workmanship.
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BY Aquila Rossa
#739590
See if he has some youtube or soundcloud clips posted.
#739591
Reg18 wrote:Yeah I read that too, I'm having a look in an hour ish so I may or may not make a cheeky offer.
I'll gauge how much of his heart and soul went into the build before I make a low ball offer, sometimes people can get really offended and think your having a go at there workmanship.

If you can get it for $700 or less I think that's pretty good IMO, especially with the 'issues' which to his credit he has pointed out before any sale happened. Hopefully if you're at his place he should be able to demo it for you.

I should be cashed up again in a month or two so if you did end up not wanting it I may be able to take it off your hands, but regardless of that I'm interested to hear your thoughts. I'm sure you'll be able to gauge just how genuine he is, to me he comes across as a decent sort of bloke that obviously has a passion for the same things as we do :)
#739596
sizzlingbadger wrote:undo 4 screws, slide chassis out, change valve, slide back in, tighten screws. 10mins tops !

Hopefully that simple. Tamerlane chassis wasn't as easy as that lol.
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BY Bg
#739600
Reg18 wrote:
Molly wrote:I dunno. It's no Tamerlane and that was hard to shift at similar money.


Yeah that's kinda my thoughts too, the boutique stuff can be hard to shift at even half of its original cost, and this being home built and possibly not even a name brand kit like mojotone/ceriatone is a bit of an unknown.
I'd like a 5e3 but BGs one which was a combo and nicely covered in tweed was well under 1k and was a Ceriatone kit so how much is this head actually worth? 600?


Wasn't even a kit, fully built up chassis by ceriatone. But second hand value... no room for KFC ;)
BY Lostininverness
#739620
My build would have cost around $900 complete inc freight from 2 different suppliers, but that include $230-250 on the speaker, and that was a kit with quality parts. I bought just after the US $ picked up a couple of years ago.