I’m making this post for one of our new members, Lois, who is trying to sell a 1972 Marshall SuperBass with its cab which belonged to her husband. Serial is: SL/A 5997D
She is pretty new in this vintage gear world, so we will try our best to help her out.
The amp itself is in an amazing condition ( I’ll attach the pictures in a bit ) except that the head is not working. We don’t know what it is. It’s been like this a few years now. Lois told me that her husband intended to try something new, so he was waiting to fix the amp.
From the condition in which the amp is I personally don’t think it is a big deal.
Okay so I keep talking so much about how beautiful this amp is, I’ll throw you guys some pictures now 😆 .
Seriously guys, isn’t this beautiful ?
As you see it is in a SUPERB condition and has been looked after.
So Lois is trying to sell this amp. We talked about fixing it, but since she lives in New Mexico, it might be hard to find someone trustworthy. Fixing the amp is in stand by right now. I personally don’t think it is a big deal. I mean look at its condition; it is pretty rare to find such a piece in this condition. Probably tubes, a few little components, fuse etc, but can’t be a 100% sure until it has been checked.
Shipping is another thing. We know these amps+cabs are super heavy and not easy to carry around. Local pickup is best even though it might be hard to sell it since she lives in New Mexico.
The price… What price could she ask for something like this ?
First of all, we know that if this amp was in a working condition it could easily go for 2000$+ ( head and cab of course ), but since we don’t know what’s wrong with it, we can’t really fix a price.
I talked to Lois, André and Franz about it, and we think best would be to let someone make a serious offer.
The cab is working perfectly. The amp is first hand and has never been modded.
Now that I mention mods: Guitarists ! Attention ! A Superbass can be turned into a Superlead pretty easily ! 🙂 You can find tutorials for this on almost every forum ( Metroamp, Marshall… ) and you can bring it back to Superbass specs at any time !
So if any of you folks are around New Mexico and would like to help Lois out or get in touch with her just post on this thread. If you know a trustworthy person who could fix it we would be very grateful.
If you are interested in buying the amp and cab please get in touch here. Lois will be checking the website and replying as good as she can.
Thanks for reading 🙂