Post by ancientrocker on May 22, 2014 8:08:59 GMT -7
Hi Friends! Have a line on a used (1998) KT-45 in red Tolex with newer tubes. The chassis is signed by Dr. Z in marker. It is advertized, and looks to be in excellent condition both in function and cosmetics and DOES have the Ultra Linear OT with the "Cin Tran-3232" label. So...what do you all feel is a fair price...not including shipping costs? Thanks!
Put it through a nice cab. It's a loud amp, takes pedals well and is guitar friendly. I love it with the Z-Best. I also liked it with some Weber speakers both ceramic and AlNiCo Silvers and Blues. I did it that way to cut back on the volume.
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Hmm,I paid $1200 for a 2011 and thought I got a good deal. If I bought this one I would send it to the Doc anyway for a tube change and overhaul which would probably bring the total somewhere near my price.
Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on May 22, 2014 12:22:01 GMT -7
I guess I'm late to the party here, but used Z-amps command on average about 60% of their new sales price (on eBay, that is). Without any rhyme or reason, though, some routinely go for more (MAZ and Remedy = 65%) and others go lower (Route, KT, and SRZ = 55%). Seems random to me, but the trends don't lie.
PS. Those are head prices specifically; I generally don't track combos and such...
Post by ancientrocker on May 23, 2014 7:43:13 GMT -7
Just sent my payment for the red '98 head. After a lot of great conversation with the owner, I'm feeling like it will be a great amp for the price! He's including some very nice NOS tubes as well as some spares with the deal. Miniwatt EF-86, GE 5AR4, etc. I'll follow up when I receive it...hopefully by the end of next week!
Post by jimmysmith on May 23, 2014 17:14:17 GMT -7
try it biased with j j kt77s and a 5v4 rectifier and it will not be as harsh or "blaaaang"..softer feel,, i loved mine that way. had three of them over the yeas. too much amp for me.. buddy whittington kills with one of course..
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Post by thatstatuemoved on May 29, 2014 12:48:03 GMT -7
Late to this thread. I think you got a smokin' deal on the KT. Plus getting the now tubes and spares. You did great. I hope you enjoy it as I am sure you will. Let us know your thoughts once you have had some time with it. Good luck and enjoy.
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