- Mar 8, 2021
- Prairie plains
This was my thinking, too. Can’t tell you how many guitars and amps I’ve owned over the years that were comprised of mismatched parts. The market is full of them. A factory original is a rare and special thing, containing the original equipment installed by the factory workers that created its heritage. Be nice to honor that by keeping the family together, and I’m sure the next owner (there is always a next owner), will appreciate, too, if you’re selective when the time comes. Restorations and refurbishments are different things. Replacing damaged or out of spec parts with modern equivalents, maybe changing some parts values to meet modern wall voltage, rewiring grounds for safety, updating a power cord… all sensible options in an old amp that won’t hurt its value or tarnish its mystique. But if the speakers are good, I’d keep those together as a set until it comes time to sell, and replace with new for the time being. And hey… congratulations on that sweet amp.You should keep it intact. That’s way cooler than putting into some fender amp.
I love playing through a 4x10. I’d love to try a 6x10.