Originally Posted by Toto'sDad
You know I see this advice all the time, but I'm willing to bet there is not one Silverface for sale within a couple of hundred miles of where I live, and I if did manage to find one, it's at least six hundred miles to get it checked out or repaired (2 300 mile round trips), some things just aren't doable for some of us. Good advice though.
Bakersfield?!! I thought they would have followed Buck Owens to Bakersfield like a herd of sheep.
They made the darn things right up the road in Fullerton.
As far as gettin' it serviced goes, I'm surprised more people aren't hip to this. It takes a minute to take the chassis out of the cabinet. Then you can ship the chassis anywhere. That leaves the reverb pan and the speaker. Reverb pan can go with the chassis.
A cap job is quick and easy if the chassis is already naked. That's all most of these things need.
Funny part is people buy reissues to avoid "expensive unreliable vintage amps".
I can repeat this 'til I'm blue in the face, 40-50 y.o. Fenders properly serviced
will probably go another 40-50 years. I see 40-50 y.o. Fenders all the time that have never been to a tech.
How long you figure you'd last if you never went to a doctor?