Can some expert eyes look at this potential purchase please?

Central Scrutinizer

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Hello,

Looking at buying/trading for this MetroAmp 100 watt 1969 Super Lead that was built from a kit.

Would an Expert(s) look at this and give an overall assessment of the build and components quality Please?

This will be a long distance transaction, so can not play it first, but seller states every works as it should and it sounds great.

Will need to source a head cabinet, Mojotone, Sour Mash, et al.

Not to be secretive by not stating the asking price, would just like a ballpark estimate of the value.

Thank you in advance.
 
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Matthews Guitars

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It looks like it should, being apparently well made. As for a price, I see one on reverb for 2000 dollars.

If I were in the market I'd be OK with 1500 dollars but with a price of 2000 I'd be looking for a vintage JMP Marshall instead. With luck I could possibly find one. I'd always rather have the real thing than even the most authentic clone.

If that's less of a concern to you, then maybe 2000 dollars is reasonable.

For a head cabinet, I recommend Sourmash.
 

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I don't see much evidence that old Marshalls need a "lot" of maintenance, given how many have made it this far and are still mostly or even entirely untouched. It seems that every month some new member shows his "new" amp here and it's a JMP era model that still has its original capacitors and the number of parts changed in it are anywhere between zero and four.

Tubes, capacitors, potentiometers, the occasional jack, and of course, some transformer failures seem to account for 99 percent of service requirements for old Marshalls.
 

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^^^^^


Ended up buying it.


- Merren Dagnall PT T2562 and OT C1998 At The Heart Of The Amp w/ Era Accurate SL Spec. Marstran Choke

- Fully-welded 1969 100W Chassis With Gold Zinc Chromate Finish

- Synergy Tone Capacitors - True Mustard Reproduction Caps

- F&T 50+50 Filter Capacitors

- Nichicon Bias Capacitors

- CTS Potentiometers

- UK Made Cliff Jacks Throughout

- Belton Octal And Noval Sockets

- 1W Carbon Film Resistors For Super Low Noise Floor And Exceptional Stability

- MetroAmp 100W Plexi Panel Set

- MetroAmp Double Turret 1969 Board

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Yup, great acquisition.
If it were mine (and probably not necessary) Given the quality of the hardware etc I would replace the resistors with Iskras and the caps with correct value mustards. Then you will have the nearest thing to an original 68/69 Superlead. Just my 2c of course.
 

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