To be honest, I'm wondering if those amps were really
broken. Fender amps making a "ticking" sound with the tremolo turned on is normal. However, if it is very
loud, then there is some problem. As for the amps having reverb problems, what did the reverb do to make you believe there was a problem, OP?
Why settle for a cheap imitation that has given you countless issues and problems.
One reason, among many, why one would settle with these so-called cheap imitations is that they can get them new with warranties, so if problems pop up, they're not up the creek and with a repair bill, as they likely would be with an old second hand amp. I've come to learn that warranties are quite valuable.