I've been jonesing for a Bandit 65 since the walmart blooze daddy thread. Even bought one from a GC in OKC but it showed up in very poor condition and I didn't keep it. Then a Studio Pro 40 showed up on the local CL and I snagged it for $60. Inspection tells me that ALL the pots are in terrible condition. Very noisy. Hopefully they are salvageable. Also, the reverb is unusably noisy. I'm hoping that it's just dirty RCA contacts. The only real downer was the plug - someone had ripped the 3rd ground prong off of it. I'll just wire up a replacement plug, unless one of you experienced guys makes a good case for a full lead replacement. It's plenty loud for my tastes. Solid as a tank and has great bones. It doesn't look like it's ever been monkeyed with. Powerful EQ sections (at least from what I could tell with the bad pots). Two inputs (one at -6db). Line out. Effects loop. I even liked the sound of the tiny reverb tank (at least what I could hear of it through all the noise). If I can get it back to 100%, I think I'll like it more than my old blues jr!