Today I dropped off my early 90’s Fender ‘59 Bassman RI to Mike Marsh to have him gut and rewire it up old school. This was something I was going to consider down the road if and when the amp needed major fixing. However I had the extra cash on hand and the urge was too strong to resist so I said what the heck, why not. I already have a Marsh built tweed Bassman clone to compare it to. This Fender in it’s stock form is much louder and doesn’t quite have the old school feel and sound as the Marsh clone. Hopefully this will pull them a little closer together in that respect. I decided to go with Heyboer for the iron, OT, PT and choke. I also upgraded ($50) from the stock option of orange drops to Jupiters. I have the OD’s in my other Bassman which sound fine. I just figured this time to go with the old “variety is the spice of life” theme. Also all new pots and switchcraft jacks are on the list and I went with a 5U4G rectifier for some extra sweetness. Stock speakers are staying put which are the Emi blue alnicos. I’m waiting for Marsh to send some pics of the progress and I will post them here as they trickle in. Of course I will wrap the thread up with an initial tone report and later another one once the honeymoon period wears off. Estimated completion is 6-8 weeks.