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So there is a Rocktron Velocity 300 on eBay with a buy it now of $100 (thanks Rick! :wub:) but the power amp does not work or put out anything. I asked the seller for details and they said "when I first obtained it it worked fine, but the volume pots are some what crackly but I never used them, so I didn't care. Then I moved, and after I plugged it back in one side didn't seem to work. A few weeks later, when I checked it out again, it wouldn't do anything on either side. I'm no technician, but I don't see any burns or signs of excessive heat." Now, I've gone to school for some electronics work and I do that stuff as a hobby, and I know my way around a circuit board with a soldering iron...my question to you guys though is do you think this is a good deal or not? Any idea what could be wrong?
 

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I say never buy f*cked amp gear unless you have an electrical engineering degree, know amplifiers, and have components sitting around.
 

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Yay :yesway:. I bought a toasted Marshall VS100 head, warbly sounding Sovtek Mig100H head, and a working Marshall 4x12 (matching the head), for $350. Fixed up the Marshall head for $40 by a guy my bass player knew, sold the stack for $300.

Kept the Sovtek :wub:
 

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I say never buy f*cked amp gear unless you have an electrical engineering degree, know amplifiers, and have components sitting around.
This.

I can fix up a guitar pretty well, but amps? Nope.

If it was a really good power amp, like a Mesa or VHT, it'd be worth a discount if you knew about what your local repair shop would charge. However, you can get a perfectly good Velocity for under $300, IIRC, so why buy a busted one at all?
 
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