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Old 26th October 2010, 01:20 AM   #1
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Default Tektronix AM5030 with A6302 current probe

6 day auction just spotted on eBay.. How high will this go? This is the top-of-the-line current probe with amp. With 5 days left, there are 5 bids already @ $236.38.

Sometimes I see just the probes go for $600. AM5030s rarely come up, too.
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Old 26th October 2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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I have bought (5) AM-503 on ebay none worked (I did get a full refunds). It is difficult to find a working unit. The highest price I paid was $750 complete with probe and mainframe.

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Old 26th October 2010, 03:37 PM   #3
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I'm trying to collect one of each of all the 5000 series plugins. Sometimes its just fun to watch what others pay. eBay is the place to sell, but not the place to buy (usually). For me, an AM5030 is a top collectible.
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Old 26th October 2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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The problem I have with TM500 series is the depth of the main frame, it take all the space on my bench.

I only have 2 SG-505 and AA-501.

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Old 26th October 2010, 08:17 PM   #5
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Ebay is not the place for the high value test items. I got a AM503 in a TM501
with the A6302 probe all working perfectly on craigslist for $50. Yes, that's
a single zero.

Anyway, you shouldn't expect this era test equipment to work. If you buy
this stuff, you should expect to fix it. Tek expected you to service it, that's
why they wrote those awesome manuals. That all changed in the 1990's,
try fixing a 11000 series scope; now that's a real boat-anchor.

Once you have a lot of test equipment, it's best to just rack mount it. Tek
and HP rack mount stuff is generally cheaper than the bench units and it's
physically easier to service. The only test equipment on my bench is a
crappy radio shack DMM.

The other solution is to get a model 3 scope cart. That will hold a pair
of TM504 or tm5003 plus a scope. The lower mainframe is a bit too low
to work with though.
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Old 27th October 2010, 03:18 AM   #6
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The problem I have with TM500 series is the depth of the main frame, it take all the space on my bench.

I only have 2 SG-505 and AA-501.

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Old 27th October 2010, 04:35 AM   #7
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That workbench is WAY too clean. You obviously never do any work...
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Old 27th October 2010, 12:09 PM   #8
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yea, maybe we should help him make use of the tools lol
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Old 27th October 2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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I was cleaning, like I try to do once every week, and was screaming take a picture of me now before I get all dirty again with another power amp, mixer, guitar amp, etc.. all spread out
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