Reading a post in another thread I got to wondering. I'm curious if there are others here who invested a pretty hefty dollar on a dream vintage amp? Finally getting that amp everyone talks about wanting. You develop gas after years of reading about a certain amp, that for some reason has captured your attention. You've finally pulled it off. Maybe you sold some gear, picked up pop bottles and now you own it! Its so exciting to play it and see it in your music room. You spend a few hundred on a bare minimum service. You've now taken it to a couple of gigs maybe. It's pretty valuable so you think twice about taking it to a bar full of drunk patrons. A couple years go by. Maybe less time, and you still sound like you always do. The crazy excitement of owning it weans a bit. You plug into other amps and think, ya my vintage amp is better. Then you start wondering if it's thousands of dollars better? You see price swings in the market. Sluggish sales and prices slowly declining. You read about all the potential things that could go wrong with your dream amp. A transformer might hurt your value bad. You already pulled the original speaker and shelved it months ago. A flood? A thief? A beer dumped on it. That little doubt in your mind about it starts to develop further. You start thinking it over more. Then you let it go. You had it. You loved it. You know it brought you great joy. Now you're done worrying about it. Maybe you did alright and got your investment back. Maybe you lost a little money. Maybe if you're lucky you made a profit. Now you're off to chase a good tone that won't have you double guessing your big cash investment. Which amp was it for you? Do you miss it? Do you regret letting it go. For me it was a 1966 Deluxe Reverb. A year later I let it go. I had a fair bit of cash in it. I had other amps that sound similar yet have 1/5th of the cash invested. I did not sell it for fear of a price crash. However as great as it was, to me it wasn't xxx-thousands better. Great amp. But....I let 'er go.