Solid State Super w 15” JBL

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  1. Luthier Vandros

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    That series of Fender SS amps do look cool but I haven't ever read anything positive about them as far as reliability. And Fender only sold them for a couple of years, so they must have known there were problems.
    I have read that some bass players liked the SS Bassman for clean headroom but I think most guitar players were sorely disappointed.
    You see them occasionally on eBay.
    Way too much $$ IMO for what it is, even serviced.
     
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    That amp is worth whatever the JBL and hardware that'll fit an old tube Fender are worth. You could peel the tolex off for a restoration too. :)
     
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    $10
     
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    I remember that series of SS amps. Think I had one back in the day for a very short time. Typical old SS abrasive sound. Never have seen the Super though! But surely any possible vintage value due to rarity is compromised with the 4 x 10 speakers gone!
     
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    My interest is limited to its use as a killer conversation piece or lamp stand. Such a cool looking piece.
     
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