So this leads to the question, "What did you pay for it?" Well, they had it overpriced at $399 used. Two amps down they had a new one for $529. Due to it saying "Fender" on it, they have always been overpriced. However, I decided to do some wheeling and dealing.
The truth is I have too many guitars. So I am guitar rich, and amp.... well okay, I have a lot of amps too. But I wanted this particular one for a few reasons.
- It has a three band EQ. So many small amps don't have a mid setting.
- It has a nice little reverb unit build in.
- It has a nice gain to it.
- It's 15 watts, so it's perfect for small venues.
- It has a 12 inch speaker.
- I can easily perform modifications on it.
So I took it to Sam Ash, and they looked it over. Since it was in fantastic shape they were okay with doing an even trade on it. I'm going to miss it, but to be honest I never really played it that much. And if I need my Dean fix I own two ML's so it's not like I can't rock out like Dimebag Darrell.
What's funny is that I decided to stop by Sam Ash on a whim. I had a doctor's appointment that I had to kill time for, and since Sam Ash was on the way, I dropped in. I actually ran into a salesman that I hadn't met before. He was really cool, and I appreciated that he was willing to work with me on the deal.
So, look forward to some updates on this amp. When I get the scratch I will be upgrading it with some cool mods. First thing, I am going to change the speaker. We'll see where I go from there.