Thinking of doing it again... Street price for Mark-IV
Well, I'm really digging the TSL-100 head I picked up a few months back. Incredible rhythm sounds (the Crunch mode is just gorgeous), decent clean for a marshall, and when you really crank that lead mode, well... this is the best sounding marshall I've ever played through, anywhere. That's the problem, though- like most marshalls, it needs to be run pretty hard to get really great tones out of it, and while the VPR switch cuts it enough for gigging purposes, for practicing and home-studio recording, i just can't get a tone I'm 100% happy with.
That, and I'm beginning to really miss the smoother Mesa lead sound, particularly the scooped lower-mid, "dark" tone that Petrucci dials up (yeah, it's usually a IIC+, but still, the IV ought to get me close, and while the Marshall clean tone is great, even with the Dimarzios in my 7620 i can only barely push it into overdrive, and i'd like something i could break up a little more... I guess I'm just deciding that the Marshall sound, as much as i love the crunch channel, just isn't really "me." So, I was wondering what the typical market value for a new or used Mark-IV long chassis head is. I've contacted the only local Mesa dealership, but i have yet to hear back from them...
Thing is, I just graduated from college, so unless it's reasonable to hope for an even trade. From what I've seen of used prices for TSL's and Mark-IV's, this might not be too far off... Has anyone bought or sold one recently? Thanks for any feedback you can give me,