I have an original 80s Marshall JCM 800
, 2203, 100 Watt Head. It's a great amp and in excellent condition however I hardly, if ever play it.
I also own a JCM900 (which I use a lot more frequently), a Laney LC30II combo and a Blackstar HT-5R which is my main player.
What I don't have is a great clean amp in a combo. I am thinking of going down to a local store and doing a swap of the 800 head for a Fender 65 Reverb Deluxe. I am not after an original, would be happy with a reissue.
Do you think this would be a fair trade? Would I have to outlay some cash or would the shop be more likely to be giving me some money back?
It is hard to get a good reading on used prices for the 800 series. As always it depends on how much a buyer wants it. The shop that I am looking to take it to has a used one for 2600ish which I think is over the top in terms of price (and mine has the vertical inputs which from my understanding is more desirable).