I always ge a laugh out of this weight thing. WTH?
I used to get a Twin Reverb with JBLs into the back seat of a VW Beetle and then carry it up the stairs of a club where the stage was over the bar. I think I weighed about 128 pounds then. A 30 pound Super Reverb? Geez...
Well, I mighta laughed at it too a few years ago. But, currently, I have a bunch of arthritis and deterioration in my lower back. These days I need lighter guitars and lighter amps as well. But, i still have a need to perform.
Sadly, I lift heavy stuff at work all day, every day. I've been icing my back a couple of times a day this week, and I had to do almost nothing yesterday, trying to give my back a rest. So, laugh all you want.
I did a lotta dumb stuff when i was younger... which is part of why my back is wrecked now.... As I get older, I do actually learn some things. One of those things is that I am not as young as I used to be.
I still huck around my tweed Twin, but I went with neo speakers and it weighs in at a cool 46 lbs. The idea of losing another 10 lbs and getting good tone? I'm okay with that.
Oh, and why is Fender making lighter amps? Because they know us old farts are the ones with the spare cash! LOL