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    Let me qualify that, since you're a sensitive, easily bruisable peach:

    In the last four years, there have been more MIM Fender amps (and Chinese Vox) than any other amp for repair at our shop. Anything older (i.e. US-made) seems more reliable. That's not to say Fenders don't sound good; they do. but I wouldn't buy one. Haven't we already been through this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Let me qualify that, since you're a sensitive, easily bruisable peach:

    In the last four years, there have been more MIM Fender amps (and Chinese Vox) than any other amp for repair at our shop. Anything older (i.e. US-made) seems more reliable. That's not to say Fenders don't sound good; they do. but I wouldn't buy one. Haven't we already been through this?
    Do you think there are more Fender or Mesa amps out in the hands of the people? This might explain why you see more Fenders in for repair, no?
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    First couple of notes clean, so clearly Timmons!

    Ta for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexkill View Post
    Do you think there are more Fender or Mesa amps out in the hands of the people? This might explain why you see more Fenders in for repair, no?
    Yeah, that’s really it. That’s why we don’t see as many cheap Marshalls, Peavey, or even Line 6. Nope, ima gonna (anecdotally) go with Fenders aren’t as reliable anymore.

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    To my ears that is a great sounding amp. I never sought out an amp for its distortion capabilities because I always felt I could buy distortion pedals to get me there but you can't go out and get a "clean it the fuck up" pedal if your distorted amp is a one trick pony. I've never personally had a use for an amp without a great Fender inspired clean channel. I could see myself getting the head version of this, as I have a 2x12 V30 cab gathering dust at the moment and 1x12 Mesa Thiele as well. Would love to hear an Old Man's Tele (TM) through one of these
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    I grew up learning to play on a 1967 Fender Super Reverb 4x10, so I have kind of a huge chubby for this amp. I really want the head and a separate 4x10 cab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    I grew up learning to play on a 1967 Fender Super Reverb 4x10, so I have kind of a huge chubby for this amp. I really want the head and a separate 4x10 cab
    i can take care of you on that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexkill View Post
    Do you think there are more Fender or Mesa amps out in the hands of the people? This might explain why you see more Fenders in for repair, no?
    Yeah, I gotta go with this - this is literally the first time I've heard someone say newer tube Fenders are unreliable. If you mean solid state, sure, but those have always been junk, from basically anyone.
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