South Jersey Guitar Show and Flea Market

I made it late to this show and left early. I had to make it Harpin' Help to check out what was happening. I did come away with a Samson Wireless Guitar transmitter for $20 and pocket full of really odd microphone connectors plus some cheap tubes.

Here's a table full of odd mics. Most of these went for about $3 each.

They had a grab bag of mic connectors including some of the weird Cannon types. I bought a handfull for $10.

Here's a Premier 120 in great shape for $225. Luckily I had $60 in my pocket so I couldn't buy it.

The same guy had a great Silvertone Twin 12 for $300. When a guitar player tested this amp the other tables begged him to turn down.

Here's a picture of my favorite tube amp tech. Mike Dombrowski. He's out in Budd Lake, NJ. 201-400-0271. He's in the center. My weird friend Butch is on the left. He is acting strange, because I caught him the act of paying for something - this has been reported before, but never actually verified.

The show was a little small, but it only cost $5 to get in (and $30 worth of gas).

Here's some pictures of the show.





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