... for a Rectoverb combo. Here's the story:
About a week ago I put my Mesa on craigslist to see what type of response I'd get, and yesterday I got a trade offer for a RoV. I agreed to throw in some cash in the deal, but apparently the guy just had it retubed with Mesa tubes and had a new fuse put in. He's is supposed to bring his amp over on Friday afternoon; no one will be home and the neighbors should be gone, so we'll have a chance to crank the amps and put them through their paces. Truth be told, I DON'T want to get rid of the F-30. I just can't afford to own both at the moment.
I'm about 95% sure I'll make the trade, and the guy is pretty set on my F-30 as well. I'm not sure why he's wanting to swap amps, but that's irrelevant I guess. My only concern is a lot of people on craigslist can be a bit flakey IME, so I'm trying not to get too excited as he may just bail on me. But never the less, I'm looking forward to A/Bing my F-30 and the RoV. I've been having some severe Recto GAS lately...
Should be an interesting comparison!
I'm really loving my F-30. It's been a long time since i just plugged straight into an amp, and i've never had an all-tube setup before. I'm blown away with how well it responds to playing dynamics and to the volume control on the guitar. It's got more than enough gain for me, and with the modded TS7 in front, it helps to really focus the low end and gives me more options to push the clean channel into a gritty purr when i really lean on it.
I'm sure the RoV is a different beast altogether, with gobs of gain on tap. Should be fun!