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Caveat emptor

Postby LD50 on Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:05 pm

All bleeding stops.......eventually.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby superstar on Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:06 pm

lashup in my opinion & untrustworthy seller. that speaker is a recone for sure.

the annoying thing is it will probably sell.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby Stinkfoot on Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Here we go :roll:
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby LD50 on Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:45 pm

Stinkfoot wrote:Here we go :roll:


:?

No, no of course you are absolutely right it is clearly worth every penny of the £9586.17p asking price :thumbsup:
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby Strat59 on Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:24 pm

If a lash up it's a very good job. One 0.1 Mustard looks suspect and 2 other changed caps on the board. Solder joints look fairly plausible with the yellowish dye / flux. Trannies ? seem ok not being an 18w expert.

Cab is exceptionally clean and cared for and Plexi faceplate has no blemishes and knobs super clean for its age. Always a worry, but having its Orig Cover ? I can believe its condition having an Orig JTM-45 MKIV Head with cover in similar condition.

Dealer is very suspect. There is one in Hollywood who goes by many names on ebay. Very dodgy. These amps more than any other Marshall were the most faked. One Vintage US Dealer a few years back has 6 in stock...... yeah right :lol: Like having 6 Stradavarius Violins.

Definitely buyer beware at that price.

Would welcome Bankers opinion on this one :thumbsup:
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby superstar on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:09 am

yeah its always the same guy time and again. different ebay ID, but his listings and photography style are very distinctive. whenever a pinstripe combo turns up on US ebay, its usually him.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby Strat59 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:12 am

superstar wrote:yeah its always the same guy time and again. different ebay ID, but his listings and photography style are very distinctive. whenever a pinstripe combo turns up on US ebay, its usually him.



100% :thumbsup: He is the only one who uses that listing format on ebay. Same guy / different alias.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby superstar on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:01 pm

hes getting better at doing them anyway. the pinstripe is more convincing this time (eric collins or genuine vintage donor), and so is the speaker.

still stinks of lashup though.

what makes me laugh about these fake combos. if you are going to ask that kind of money - £10,000 for an amp, how difficult would it be to source a genuine vintage speaker for about £100 and pop it in there instead of using a dodgy one with doctored date codes or recones that alerts everyone to the whole amp being dodgy? :roll:

good luck to the people that buy this stuff.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby Strat59 on Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:51 pm

And if Genuine with such a rare combo in Ex + condition and cover....... how hard would it be to find a Collector willing to pounce or a Studio or
Rock Star Guitarist in Hollywood. Word gets around. Hardly need to use Ebay.
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Re: Caveat emptor

Postby Banker on Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:20 pm

It doesn't look right to me from these photos. It's most likely started life as a 1930. The PT is wired unlike any other 18 I've seen, the board is all over the place, the chassis has a hole in the middle that's "unique". The thing that stands out is the inconsistency in wear. The OT has had a hard life, look at the lugs for example.....and yet there's zero dust-burn from the EL84's on the chassis bottom. Marshall had largely stopped using the RS EL84 OT by this point, at least in its "traditional" logo format. The serial is from, I believe, a column. Lots of other minor tells too.

It probably sounds great, but not £10k great.
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