Originally Posted by Harpboy
Why would you buy a Silverface??! Everyone knows they're total garbage compared to any original Blackface!
See what I just did there? Someone will always be able to put down what you like by comparing it (usually with some variation of the flawed "the way it used to be done is superior" argument) to something they think is better. Many touring pros would seem to disagree with your opinion about the reissues. And your analogy to "throw away" electronics is almost laughable. I assume you would have to classify Mesa's amps the same way, being as they're made with printed circuit boards and all. Your opinion doesn't seem to jibe with reality and almost 30 years' of track record for Fender's reissues. I haved owned and played for many years, and still do, beautiful vintage amps far older than your inferior Silverface, and find your position about Fender's reissues ridiculous.
far from it there is no doubt modern electronics are not built that great and many are throw away ask any good tech. My tech friend owns a electronics repair shop they fix anything electronic and you cannot believe the newer stuff in there for repair .The funny thing is some of the stuff he repairs he has to laugh because they could go buy new for what it cost to get it repaired. As far as your comments go you can have all the reissues you want I will stick with Vintage amps that are not PCB that are modern. Some of the older PCB stuff is ok in my book because it is not so delicate as the stuff they make today.