First of all, let me say that I am not unhappy with my current amp – a Reeves Custom 6. However, I recently came across a post on The Gear Page where a guy was looking to sell his Goodsell 5 combo. This is the amp that I was really looking for when I bought my Reeves, but I couldn’t find one anywhere.
If you didn’t know, Goodsell is a boutique amp maker in Atlanta who makes the Super Seventeen, which is a fantastic-sounding 17 watt amp. The 5 is based on a similar design, but it’s single-ended and it’s 5 watts instead of 17. Unfortunately, it was a custom piece and only 19 were made, hence my difficulty in finding one.
When I saw this one listed for sale, I emailed him and asked if he’d be interested in a straight trade for my amp/cab, since they’re roughly the same value. Since he didn’t say that he was looking for trades, I didn’t really expect a response. He emailed me back and told me that he would rather sell it, but that he was seriously tempted by my offer. He’ll probably sit on it for a few more days to see if it sells.
I’m kinda tired of the head/cab thing since I only have a 1×12″ cab. I would much rather have a combo at this point to make it easier to lug around.