From: Barry Schaede <;>;
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 08:26:09 -0700 (MST)
Subject: amps

It'd be nice if we all could find late 50's tweed amps to play through.
Even nicer if we could afford them when we found them. Since this isn't
the case compromises have to be made. Hence the recent blizzard of Fender
tweed amp reissues at blues jams across the country. I have a reissue
Bassman. I gigged with it for 2 years. If it was all I had I'd still
play through it. Sure look around and if you can find a vintage amp that
works for you and you can afford, buy it. I have trouble leaving an amp
that's worth more than my car overnight on stage at a 2 night gig. When
I play through my brown Concert I pack it up every night. I wince every
time it hits something as I carry it out. I worry when I go on breaks.
If the amp was ever stolen it wouldn't be replaceable. I collect amps
and I don't really reccommend buying a vintage amp to gig with. There are
several great choices of amplifiers that cost less than $500 and sound
great. The Crate vintage series for instance and the myriad Fender tweed
amplifiers plus all those old Silvertones and Danelectros the Silvertone
6 and the Commando come to mind. Many of the old Gibsons are still
affordable even the semi legendary GA 40 stereo amp can be had for less
than $700. Mike Curtis uses a Champ and those abound at less than $100
used. My white knob Princeton (just like the one BWH used) was less than
$300. Buy an amp that guitar players don't seek out and you'll save
money. Fender Super Reverbs are a prime example of this. They're
plentiful but the prices are high because of gutar player demand.

fjm still king of the monolithic commaless paragraph

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