Different strokes for different folks. For 250 bucks I could buy parts and build an amp that has all killer and no filler REAL tone...
that doesn't have to imitate anything!
Boutique amps for boutique guitars!
Hey, just kidding... The beer swillin' cheap cigar smokin' redneck with the bigass beer belly bobbing over the Memphis cut overalls got let out for a sec...
I agree that it can be freakin' cool to have that kind of ecclesiastical flexibility in guitar voices at your fingertips, especially with a wide palette of tones that playing covers out often calls for. Amps like this are the future of store bought tone, like it or not. There has been a lot of progress in recent years. I doubt you will see many prestigious recording studio operators buying this amp, though. Time will tell. .
Recently I sold a Hughes and Kettner Tube 20 combo in 100% operating condition to a female friend's dad for his regularly gigging daughter's birthday present. I originally paid somewhere around 375 bucks for it shipped from eBay close to 10 years ago in used condition. I sold it for 300. That resale value meant that I got to keep and enjoy that amp for a very long time for what ended up being less than ten bucks a year. Most of the amps in my stable will have excellent resale value. Two of my last three amps I sold from my stable were for more than what my original cost was. Only three amps of mine were purchased new, the majority were acquired 40 cents on the dollar, but when they sell, they will go for very similar money. Free rent.
With that said, if you don't spend a lot to get it, you don't need much to let it go, huh?
My amp herd needs some thinning thanks to two recently acquired Redplate amps. I'll skip that new Mustang, features and value that it appears to be and all, and, looking in the mirror, rather spend the money on guitar lessons. YMMV.
It does sound like a ton of fun to explore that amp, enjoy!
Edited by 212Mavguy, 04 May 2017 - 03:10 PM.