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Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by edaub1 View Post
I've had this amp since 2006. The only issue i've ever had was needing to replace the cheap input jacks. Studio use only though.
2006 is nothing. It's not a Fender, but my Ampeg B-18 was built in the mid/late '60s and all it's ever needed was replacement of the rectifier tube.

Ditto for a lot of (real, vintage) Fenders I've owned. Most Blues Deluxes/Hot Rod DeVilles I've come in contact with (never actually owned one, I'm not THAT dumb*) won't come even remotely close to that. from my observations, most last somewhere between 4 and (if you're REALLY LUCKY) 8 years before they start crapping out in one way or another.

2006 is really pushing your luck. A stopped clock is actually right twice a day. Studio use only might have something to do with it, although why anyone would want to use one of those as a studio amp is beyond me....