I love my TRRI, it is a blackface fender twin just like their older brothers, just on a PCB. Some of the components are cheap, I changed out the plate resistors and the tonstack to the good stuff. Some of the other caps have been replaced too, anything cheapy looking. I have had a few people offer me money for it, just not enough, its a player for sure. I got it for $500, and it plays way better than the silverface at my local store with orange D120's. Some of the naysayers of the TRRI's I wonder if they have ever owned one or played one longer than 10 min at their local GC. The PCB board makes component ID way easy, so mods go faster without stupid error. PCB's do not make the tone worse or anything like that. They are fantastic amps, and even better after some love of coarse. But What amp isn't these days?? As for vintage amps, I am sick of having to upgrade all the old caps and such to get them to their previous glory, it is amazing how much of my MC50 was shot on the inside, and I thought it sounded good before that. Sometimes its nice to get an amp with brand new stuff in it, especially if you have to hire amp techs to do your work for you.
Have you looked at the Riviera's? those are nice, a mesa mark IV is a fine specimine too. Lunchbox amps have my eye at the store too... Surprising what 20 watts can do. I am afraid to try them out or I may buy one, since I just got a pair of QSC K12's, a (made in USA) Mackie mixing board, Crate power block (to replace the MC250 for rehearsals), Waldo buffer and a Digitech vocalist live 4. I held Mrs.Claus for ransom and got what I wanted for once from Santa. Fuck the naughty and nice list, I had to make my own way in this economy.
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