my gear obsessed buddy just got a 74 vibrolux. i went over to check it out - man, was i impressed. gushing, chiming, 3 dimensional and awesome. BEAUTIFUL sounding amplifier. i talked to the tech who recapped it, and it has not been "blackfaced", this is what a 74 vibrolux is supposed to sound like. i thought that silverface fenders were supposed to be duds! that one sure isn't. which makes me want to know, from you more experienced folks, is there such a thing as a "silverface sound"? my bud with this amp has the habit of trading gear all the time, so he will be ready to part with it before long. i'm thinking very seriously about scraping the cash together to bring this one to my house. we played his 335 and his tele through it and it was great, but boy, did it love strats.