Hey Guy,After fighting with the VA for 12 years I finally won my appeal. They deposited a substantial amount of money into my bank account yesterday. My Wife is cool with me buying an expensive guitar or amplifier. I already have my perfect Tele and several VERY nice amps, so I don't "need" anything.
So, If you had the money would you buy a Vox AC30/6 TBX w/ a road case for what I feel is a good value (I LOVE Vox amps, but haven't bonded with the HW or the C versions I've owned), a 1978 Gibson LP Custom (Birth year + Dream Guitar) that "might" be a little over priced, or???
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My current gear:
*2018 AO 60's Tele w/ hand-wound '63 pickups - My Desert Island Guitar
*2010 Gibson LP Custom - I still don't like the D "Slim Taper" neck shape on this guitar (it'll go if I buy the 1978)
*1975 Fender Princeton Reverb - My Desert Island Amp
*1974 Fender Musicmaster bass Amp - when played in stereo with the PR... GLORIUS
*'57 Custom Deluxe amp - It's new. I like it. Still not 100% sure I'm going to keep it
*Magnatone Super 15 Head and Cab - Very "Marshally" (Did I mention the head and cab light up?)
I can play the LP in person. The AC30/6 would be a Reverb purchase.
I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
Congrats on your settlement.
Not trying to dissuade you, but would you really use the AC30? This probably won't matter to you but I've been around for a while and have bought and sold a bunch of gear in the last 30 years. After my kids left the house and I progressed in my career, I had quite a bit of disposable income and started buying amps and guitars and other stuff that I always wanted that I couldn't afford before. I got the twins, bandmasters, vibroluxes, vox's, marshalls, etc.....
what I'm trying to say is that I don't play out anymore and what I've "settled for and basically it's all I really want any more is a 70's vibro champ and 65PRRI.
Guitars wise I have a ec strat, 3 teles-52 hotrod, am std, G&L classic thinline, a gibby es330, and 3 martins.
If you're going to use it, go for the Vox, cause I noticed that your "desert Island amp is the PRRI. But if you're not, go for the Gibson.
I'm sure you're going to enjoy whatever you get. Have fun
PS: Personally, I would not get anything at "Thunder Road". Their prices are about 25% higher than street price....