StevenO wrote:PRs are pretty scarce around here too. A heavily modded one came up for sale at a local shop recently and it was around $2300 CDN. Ridiculous, but I guess worth it...? I love the amp but I'm glad I didn't spent even half that for nine.
shoule79 wrote:StevenO wrote:PRs are pretty scarce around here too. A heavily modded one came up for sale at a local shop recently and it was around $2300 CDN. Ridiculous, but I guess worth it...? I love the amp but I'm glad I didn't spent even half that for nine.
Damn, that is getting up there. I remember about 15 years ago they were around $300 CDN. Down the 401 the reissues are being listed for around a grand, and they seem to be selling even though they are only a couple hundred cheaper than a brand new reissue. In the context of that price the expensive used reissues makes sense.
There are still good deals out there if you are patient. I got my SF PR from an amp tech in Hamilton last winter through a series of lucky trades over the course of 8 or 9 months. At the end of the day only have $600 into it including gas and new tubes in one of the amps traded in the chain.
maximee wrote:It's a whole different story in Europe.
There have never been a whole lot of them here even in the 70s.
I may have told this story before but the guy I bought it from was living in Marina City in Chicago - aka the towers on the cover of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, aka the corncob buildings. Always thought that was a cool aside. I'm not even a big fan but picking up that amp from such an iconic building and hauling it back with me on the el train in early winter was a pretty serene moment.
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