Not that anyone would do that on these forums! I know the tone of my guitar, and the playability, changes when I replace my Phillip's head screws with slot head screws :) My amp even sounds cleaner after I changed the plastic handle to a leather handle!
Yes, there are plenty of wide brimmed (3 inch) fedoras around. There are also a lot of western hats with fedora creases instead of the traditional Cattlemen's crease. And, there is always the pencil roll brim curl for something different.
Sortsters are buzzy and not often set up for long rides. Dana's would be better. If I were looking in the Sportster range, I'd check out some of the other brands. I have a 2017 Triumph T120 and I would not hesitate to ride it across country.
I love these questions of "theory" or opinion or "what if" where every answer is correct. I'd be much more interested in hearing about situations in which you were forced to choose between a sucky amp or a sucky guitar, what you chose, and how it worked out.
+1. You can play with the Thiele Small parameters all day long and still only come up with a box the same size as combos and cabs made by [insert MFG here].
Again, +1. Speaker placement is also a key. I have my 1/2 open backs in a corner and the bass splash off the back really fills the room...
I'm not sure why, but any discussion about the housing market always generates discussion of RV's. To each his own, as has been said. Like golf, fishing, and bowling...and the vast majority of people who own and play guitars... RV/trailer camping is a hobby. It is always an expense, never an...
Substitute motorcycle for Miata and that describes why I've been riding for a lifetime!!! With age, however, this thread has me thinking a Miata might be a great retirement present with 4 wheels instead of 2.