Well, this thread has been a disappointing and disheartening read for me. A guy who has done the legwork for years and has provided it to all of us free of charge lists a very awesome amp and gets shit from some folks here. Sigh. Where to begin?
First, a simple search of eBay over the past several months shows an average price for functioning MC2100s at $650 plus $60 shipping, so let's call it $700 all-in. Now, as an owner of a couple of Macs myself I assure you there is a meaningful distinction between "functioning" or eBay sellers saying "it sounds great" and the amp actually being optimized for Jerry tone. For those of us serious about this quest, if you can't do upgrade work yourself (if you can, this is not your market anyway) then you know you're looking at round-trip shipping and a tech's repair bill--this will run, say, $300. So, you're in for $1,000 already if you want a primo amp with years of killer tone ahead of it. That leaves, in this case, a $100 premium for Waldo's backing and a little (or maybe a whole lotta?!) special mojo. Hmm...doesn't quite sound to me like highway robbery! I completely discount arguments about price in the face of facts and my own experience.
Next, this recent post about sucking up and hierarchies is asinine. We are entitled to absolutely nothing from Mike Wald or anyone else when it comes to information they have painstakingly pulled together over the years. They've given us gifts of precious time & energy. Biting the hand that feeds because on this go 'round it's not quickly dishing out the generous, filet-laden platter you've come to expect is rude, shortsighted and stupid. Don't be that guy.
I still consider myself a newbie here and I'm searching for ways to give back to the group. Frankly, I don't have the skills (either technical or in playing) to offer a lot in return...but what I can offer, at a minimum, is humble appreciation for the efforts and generosity of others. Finally, it seems to me there's been an unusual amount of negativity and snide stuff on the board of late. It'd be nice if that would all disappear as we move ahead. Ruadick or Rukind?
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