|Author:||Henry Ramsey (registered user: 3010 posts )|
|Date:||Thu, May 03rd, 2012 @ 09:59 ( . )|
On 05/03/2012 @ 08:59, stringbend wrote :Interesting. Thank you for the tips.
Well, I would think the best option is someone local. I wouldn't want to ship it for an offsite appraisal but that's possible too.
: Gruhn is Nashville used to do appraisals based on photo's IIRC. There are probably others.
: Contacting the people who handle guitars on Antiques Roadshow (there are several) would also make sense, but she may need to ship it. (Maybe not).
: When it's time to sell, I find eBay gets me a good price. I'm overly concerned about packing/shipping so I don't use it as much as I should, but I've got top dollars selling stuff on eBay. If she is careful with marketing and listing, she'll find out the exact market price as soon as she sells it.
: I wouldn't be surprised if there is a Blue Book value for it, some folks like to guard that info. but someone nice will share it with her. Also, I'm sure comparable asking prices can be found from online vintage guitar sellers.
I'll pass that along when I see her again.
You may have seen my other posts to PhilS.
The OT have in the amp has 1/2 of the primary open. I swapped in the new can too before I found out about the OT of course. I didn't figure that out until I went full power (no lightbulb limiter) and couldn't find any voltage at one plate. I actually noticed that earlier, but discounted it as being a result of the bulb's current limiting.
Further checking with a DMM in the Ohms setting reveals no connection to that side of the OT from either the CT or the other lead. And 173R from the CT to the working side. :(
Phil thinks I could still sell it like that. I'm still considering it.
I actually swapped in an OT from a tape recorder that was made for 12ab5s which are electrically the same as 6V6s (even uses the same curves in RCA manual) so at least I got it running as far as I can with that OT. It's probably got good bandwidth being from a T/R. It's about twice as thick laminations and windings as the original.
If I sell it at least it's 'working' albeit with an alternate OT. I could give the buyer the old OT and point then to where they could get it rewound if desired. I found the cost would be about $160 and I don't have that much.
I still haven't cranked it yet which I'll do this evening so I'll let my ears tell me whether I sell or keep. My original plan was to do that anyway.
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