i recently was in GC looking around and found an old Epiphone Galaxie 25 guitar amp that was missing a reverb tank. this amp is powered by 2 EL-84 tubes.
since it was missing the reverb, they sold it to me for 100.00 or so.
i took it home and there was some cracking in the amp, so i took it to my local amp doctor...for 160.00 bucks, he fixed it, put in two new power tubes and swapped out the Celestion speaker that came with it for an Eminence Patriot Swamp Thang. ( the speaker swap was only 20.00 plus trade in)
got it home for my son, it sounds fabulous. the new speaker is night & day difference.
the only thing it still lacks is reverb. he has a Holy Grail, so i am not too worried, but anyway, can get one off ebay for @ 20.00 if he really wants it.
total cost for this amp...@ 260.00.
my question is, did i score or not? i know it sounds great...just wondering.
ps-edit...oh, and the crackle and hiss is COMPLETELY gone...it is so quiet now, i thought it was not turned on at first...