I just bought an '82 Bandit 65 a couple weeks ago off CL, very cheaply. Cosmetically, it was extremely dirty and in somewhat tough shape, with a totally destroyed grill cloth. I completely went thru the amp, cleaning all the pots, jacks and connections. I replaced the filter caps and tested the original 12" Scorpion and it was fine. I replaced the grill cloth as well. This is an amazing sounding amp. I have owned Special 130's for years, but never a Bandit 65 until now. It's a great sounding amp and I can't wait to gig with it. If it's anything like my Special 130's have been, it should last for years to come.