Originally Posted by Passinwind
What's your idea of top dollar Bruce? And how custom would it need to be?
Personally, I don't consider turret or terminal board construction to be functionally any better or worse than good printed circuit boards -- especially if they're wired by a beginner's hands. The '85 JCM800s used a printed circuit board, BTW. '85 is right around when Marshall started doing board-mounted pots and jacks too, so your daughter's amps is quite desirable if it's the old style build.
Her amp is dated June 1985, and none of the pots are board mounted.
It's been almost 12 years, so my memory is hazy as to circuit boards or not.
My remembrance is all PTP wiring, but I remember being impressed with it being highly "serviceable".
We had Dr. Rock (Sacramento) do the repairs. His comment was, "Wow, a real amplifier."
As to price, at my age I really don't care what I pay, if I get what I want.
I'm the odd duck who refuses to pony up big bux for a throw-away device that is proprietary and cannot be serviced.
This is akin to tossing out a customer's entire Dell computer because the proprietary motherboard is dead, and cannot be replaced. Been there, done that.