zdogma said:Don't care what it looks like as long as it doesn't stink. Brought home a Bassman head one time and the whole house smelled like ass for a week. Some liquid had spilled into the chassis, and started growing some sort of bacteria or something. Also don't like the ones that smell really smoky or mildewey.
Robert1950 said:There are some people out there who'd kill to get a Vintage Tweed even it looks like the covering has been chewed up by a pack of pit bulls and used to wipe an elephant's butt for the last three months - as long as it has the sound. There are some that actually like that look though.
I had a tweed Classic 50 for a couple years. Great amp but the first thing I did was take the cheesey pointy Peavey logo off the front.Baconator said:As stupid as this is, I probably have passed up some pretty decent amp deals because they had 'Peavey' written on the front. .
Wow, as a techie I must respectfully and totally disagree!sesroh said:if you want a reliable amp, you buy one new. no used or vintage amp can really be really really reliable. can have great tone but you'll never know what will go wrong over time. everything can be repaired though so there's no major loss.
It's great that there are so many lower priced amps around for players nowadays, but they are lower priced for a reason. A good portion of them are made to be disposable. They are either a pain for a tech to fix, or unfixable. And half the time they'd cost so much to fix that it's not worth paying for it. Just go out and buy a new one when it breaks, which is exactly what the manufacturers plan on you doing.no used or vintage amp can really be really really reliable. can have great tone but you'll never know what will go wrong over time. everything can be repaired though so there's no major loss.