I should be taken off to jail for the crime I've just committed. I didn't intend to get this kind of a deal but I did - which means clearly someone up stairs likes me...or wants me to have nice gear The original idea was to find something Mesa that was affordable - Recto, DC, .50 Caliber, F series whatever. Out of all the Mesa's, it's seems Recto's popped up around my price range but it was a bit terrifying knowing I was gonna spend $800-$850 on just a used head; this coming from someone who only works part-time for a little over minimum wage, so as you can see - my pennies had been saved for a little while.
Then, somehow by some magical force in the cosmos I discovered a site called Jaxed which searches both Craigslist and eBay for whatever brand of musical instrument you're looking for (and trust me, they have fucking every brand) and I found my deal. Yes, hip hurrah it was a Mesa Mark III with matching 4x12 cabinet for how much you ask? Well, a mere $700!
Yes! $700 could get me a Mesa Mark III half-stack. Normally everyone would say "Don't get a cheap half-stack!" but this wasn't necessarily cheap nor was it crappy by any stretch of the imagination. What do I do? WELL I EMAIL THE GUY SO FAST THAT I NEARLY SET THE KEYBOARD ON FIRE CAPSLOCKoff But seriously, that is what I did.
My computer went into the shop after some e-mailing and his car was in the shop so it was no big deal to drop the ol' PC off since nothing was gonna happen with both of us being on opposite sides of the state (Him being in the SW, myself being in the NE). Waiting was played and I asked him for an update yesterday. Turns out other deal hunters were moving in on my turf, but these hunters were total cockbags and would not see the deal. They were asking for pics of wiring and inside every little pocket leading the seller to be suspicious - and annoyed.
He agreed to meet halfway at a convention place - the Worcester Palladium, almost like a fourth home to me (I already have a second home and my third is practically my work). So he gets out of work, I proceed to stop at the bank and pull out mad Benjamins, and am off to Worcester. Driving takes place, traffic jams occur, speed traps get narrowly missed and I make it!
Boring talking stuff that no one cares about and onto the pics!
First two are teasers, then what I got from the actual purchase, then after that it's what my current rig looks like - yes, I'm running the Avatar 2x12 with Celestion V30's instead of the Mesa 4x12 with Jensen's right now since I don't feel like hauling the 4x12 up 3 flights of stairs - sue me if you call it wrong.
The head is a million times better looking in real life, but due to the shitty camera that my family has since it's just for taking decent pictures coupled with the shitty lighting in most of my house - we end up with shitty photographs. Not to mention they come out HUGE.
If I had done the deal earlier I would've swung by the Axe Palace to check out some Diezel/Freyette/BKP stuff but it was too late by the time we finished the deal (7:15 + an hour drive back home)
Nice score! That is a fucking unbelievable steal. You check everything for functionality and such?
If you can fit them, bring that and the Avatar 2x12 out to Kevan's, as I'd love to hear that rig!