About 9 or 10 years ago, I got a MIM deluxe 112 Plus and a MIA Princeton 112 Plus as a package deal for $150 bucks, I actually liked the sound of the Princeton a little better but at the time didn't want to ever have to worry about volume, so I kept the deluxe. (In hindsight i kinda wish i had done it the other way around) It is currently my main gigging amp, and hasn't been serviced since I bought it, and I would never doubt it's reliability, these things are SOLID. I had the deluxe modded to add a post power extension speaker jack in the back, and I run an 8-ohm 2x15 for the big loud gigs. (I know the deluxe is supposed to run at 4 ohms, but I unplug the internal speaker when I run the extension cab, and as I said, I've never had a problem with it). Honestly a great amp for a SS and can be had for a super great deal, same goes for the Princeton.