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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    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.
    FFS, how many times do I have to qualify this? Let me ask you this:

    1. You work at a shop.
    2. Over the course of several years, you see a famous brand who's amps, while sounding good, are constantly coming into your shop for repair.

    Do you recommend them to people, based on this? Well shit, I guess we're just lucky! (we are making a lot of money from the repairs, after all)

    Now, the reason I actively slag them on here is because I know it's like a Bat signal to Flex. But other than that, I don't hate them. I just personally wouldn't buy one, based on what I've seen. I really would love a Vox AC15, but I definitely wouldn't buy one of those either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    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.
    Plenty of people reported issues with the Super Sonics and 5150III in terms of reliability. I think they've got it sorted now, but those early made in Mexico amps had issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    FFS, how many times do I have to qualify this? Let me ask you this:

    1. You work at a shop.
    2. Over the course of several years, you see a famous brand who's amps, while sounding good, are constantly coming into your shop for repair.

    Do you recommend them to people, based on this? Well shit, I guess we're just lucky! (we are making a lot of money from the repairs, after all)

    Now, the reason I actively slag them on here is because I know it's like a Bat signal to Flex. But other than that, I don't hate them. I just personally wouldn't buy one, based on what I've seen. I really would love a Vox AC15, but I definitely wouldn't buy one of those either.
    I'm saying you're the first data point I have to go on, on this, and not that your experience didn't happen to you.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    I'm saying you're the first data point I have to go on, on this, and not that your experience didn't happen to you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    i can take care of you on that


    You've mistaken me for someone willing to shell out "brand new" money for an amp










    ...though, admittedly, $1500 ain't *that* bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post


    You've mistaken me for someone willing to shell out "brand new" money for an amp










    ...though, admittedly, $1500 ain't *that* bad...
    Buying new (or buying from me used, if we've got one) is really the best way to go. Otherwise you're failing. Bigly.

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