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If it hadn't been for people modding there would have been no Boogie amps. The original Marshall amps were modded Fenders. Tons of big name players use modded amps as well, it's just a fact of life. Everyone has that "magic tone" in their head and they will do what they need to get it.

Blackfacing SF amps is a prime example. Someday down the road those SF's will be vintage. I mean twenty five years ago, you could pick up Garnets and Traynors for $50 easy anywhere around where I am, as no one was playing them (the name snob thing again), but now look at the prices they are starting to go for.

What sounds good stock for some, isn't what others want. People have budgets and if modding a lower priced amp gives them the sound they want, then more power to them. I just fixed up a 64 Fender concert for a guy. Cosmetically it was perfect, but back in the 70's he had someone convert it to a Twin type of amp, extra power tubes, mid controls, mid boosts, the trem speed is now a gain control for the second jack on the vibrato side and the intensity is a master volume, with a pull out for half power mod. The four ten inch speakers were replaced with two twelves. He loves it and he knows how much more it would be worth NOW if he had left it, but the fact of the matter is, he loves it and the way it sounds.

I guess what I'm getting at is, if a person owns the equipment and wants to mod it to suit them, then go for it.
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