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Do casters kill the value of an amp or cab?

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To Casters Or Not To Caster

2067 Views 17 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  shoretyus
Like 'em? Hate 'em? Do they really kill the value of the amp or cab (even if they're professionally installed) or is that just posturing by CL buyers trying to bully you down on your price?
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My Traynor YGL3 has casters and I wouldn't have it any other way. Although, I'm planning on building a custom enclosure for the combo soon, and when I do, I plan to put removable casters underneath it (like the Mesa ones) and recessed handles on the sides like a 4x12 has, just to make it easier to carry, and better to stack on top of another 2x12.

I could see a case being made for an all-original combo from way back losing value for having casters, but my Traynor is not all orig to begin with, so I couldn't care less about holes in the plywood as long as it sounds as it should.

I can't see any reason for knocking value off a cab for having casters. If anything, it should be seen as an upgrade if they are installed professionally, are properly balanced and work well.
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