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 Post subject: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:05 pm 
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Hi guys, I have an opportunity to buy a used Fender BXR 100 bass amp. I know nothing about these amps. The ad doesn't say much either, got to call the seller tomorrow. Meanwhile, I'd take anyone's experienced opinion on this amp. Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:09 am 
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The BXR's appeared in the late 90's and they're generally pretty solid performers. However, I've had a few cross my bench with broken on/off front-panel rocker switches (one owner brought his in twice with the same issue) so you should check the amp out carefully before writing a check. The '99 Frontline catalog shows these specs......

100 watts RMS
15-inch speaker
Delta-Comp limiter
7-band graphic equalizer
High/low shelving
Hi/Mid/Low enhance switches
Headphone jack
Effects loop
Line-out jack
64 lbs
25.5H x 21.5W x 13.5D

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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Thanks for the quick reply, would something between $150.00 to $200.00 be ok for this amp? I don't know how much to offer him, not knowing the original sale value.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
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I would think that would be a realistic ball-park figure. Check on Ebay first though to see what sellers are asking and buyers are paying.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Thanks Arjay, I talked with the seller today and offered him $150.00. He wasn't impressed and said he would think it over for a few days, waiting for a more lucrative offer. Ebay and other sites are ranging from $140.00 to $220.00. So I'll phone him later this week and if it works out I'll let you know. Thanks again.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:28 pm 
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If the example is in particularly clean shape cosmetically, you might consider upping your offer to $175 or $180.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:45 pm 
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I couldn't resist and called the guy five minutes ago to offer him $180.00.According to him, the amp is in very clean shape. He still insists though, on waiting a few days more, expecting offers from other guys. I can't do more, now it is just wait and see what happens next.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
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Good luck, Claude. Hope it works out.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
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I'll let you know the outcome. Thanks Arjay.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:38 pm 
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No deal. I let the guy think it over for one week and called him back an hour ago and he decided to keep the amp. He wouldn't let me know how much the other buyers offered him, but obviously none of us matched his price, end of the story. Thank you Arjay for your help, I'll resume my search tomorrow.
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 Post subject: Re: Fender BXR 100 bass amp.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Bummer!

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There'll be other deals though.

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