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Fender Power Chorus Guitar Amplifier w/ Footswitch: What should I ask for it?

I have a 1990 Fender Power Chorus guitar amplifier.

It is in really good condition.
Made in the U.S.A.
2×12" Fender Special Design Speakers
2 Channels, Effects Loops,
Adjustable: Chorus, Reverb, Boost
and a bunch of stuff I really don't know how to utilize.

Back says
Input Power
120 V ~ 60 Hz
400 WATTS

I can't seem to find a lot about them. I think they were only made a couple of years before they starting making the Ultra Chorus, which didn't have as many features.

I'm going to have to sell it but I don't know what to ask for it.

THANKS
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Soulmate,
That was the first thing I did. As I said, I couldn't find much on them. All of the prices have either been for broken amps, the prices were no longer shown or were in another country and weren't recent.
I was hoping someone familiar with Fender amps could give me an approximate value.
Dana,
Thanks that sounds reasonable, although slightly lower than I was hoping. I thought 400 WATTS was high but I was just listing exactly what it said on the back of the amp.

Posted by J
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Joshua, you are probably looking at $250 to $350 for your amplifier. Check Http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=… for some current pricing. The actual output of these amplifiers was much less than the 400 watt power consumption; my Ultimate Chorus was rated at 65 watts per channel. Best regards, Dana

P.S. The power consumption is always less than the rated power, as amplifiers are not 100% efficient. I am pretty sure your amplifier is rated the same as the Ultimate Chorus at 65 watts per channel; the 400 watts reference is just to make sure you do not exceed the current limitations of your AC power source. In this case, the amplifier would draw approximately 3.5 amperes at 115 volts (Watts = Voltage x Current). Hope this makes sense.

Does anyone know who owns the fender guitar company?

Dave Fender and he is Leo's?
Thunder! You were just waiting for someone to ask that eh? Lol so Dave Fender that uh that's not true then huh?

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation of Scottsdale, Arizona is a manufacturer of stringed instruments and amplifiers, such as solid-body electric guitars, including the Stratocaster and the Telecaster. The company, previously named the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, was founded in Fullerton, California, by Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender in 1946. Leo Fender also designed one of the first commercially successful solid-body electric bass, the Precision Bass (P-Bass), which has become known in rock, jazz, country, funk and other types of music.

The company is a privately held corporation, with the controlling majority of its stock owned by a group of its own company officers and managers. William (Bill) Mendello is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and Richard Kerley is Chief Financial Officer.

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