Wasp Special - To repair or not to repair?

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Wasp Special - To repair or not to repair?

Post by Johnmac1224 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:56 pm

Greetings all.
I thought I would run these questions by you forumites to gauge your thoughts. I have what I gather is a collectable Wasp Special synth (the wooden one) and I am looking to part company with it after all these years via Ebay. The trouble is, only one of the oscillators works at the moment but otherwise it is in good condition.
Question 1. Do I sell it as is or would it be worth me getting it repaired before selling?
Question 2. How much have fully working Wasp Specials been sold for recently?
Thanks for any thoughts.

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Post by mono-poly » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:40 pm

I think it shouldn't be to hard to repair for a tech.
But most times you need lots of patience to get vintage stuff repaired.
So perhaps selling it on Ebay in this condition might be more wise to do.
Maybe you can get a little more cash when it will be repaird.
But i dunno if that is worth all the hastle.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:52 pm

If it's the rare wooden version I'd definitely have it repaired. Considering your average WASP can go from anything up to £500 I personally feel it would be most likely worth your while.

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Post by cornutt » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:58 pm

I'm with Jambo; given the collectible nature of the synth, you're likely to get significantly more for it if it's in 100% working condition. If it were an ordinary Wasp, I'd say don't bother.

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:25 pm

Wasps go for crazy money... I bet you'd get alot even broken.
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Post by WDW » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:57 am

Welcome to VSE.

As an FYI, this is a BUYER'S GUIDE topic. Moved...

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Post by Johnmac1224 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:30 am

Thanks to all for your points of view. It's a real toss up whether I go for repair or sell as is. The lazy git side of me says sell but i'm still unsure :roll:
Anyway, thanks for your input everyone. I shall consider all that has been said.

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Post by mono-poly » Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:17 pm

Yeah but who can repair the wasp for him?
In what time? and for what price?
Dunno if that's really worth the hassle.
I wouldn't be afraid to buy a broken Wasp.
But i got a good an reliable fast tech!

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