In the grumpy bassist club thread someone mentioned the Vox Essex bass amp which made me remember a crazy story from my youth. This was in the 1970's, I was an innocent victim, so was the Vox Essex bass amp... The statute of limitations applies. I played in a band as a drummer with my guitarist brother and bassist cousin. (No, we were not the Beach Boys.) We had a gig as an opener. During the second song the Vox in question decided that in no longer wished to be an amplifier, and wanted to be a paper weight.( Or at least is wanted to sit there and makes as much noise as a paper weight.) The headliner's bassist was gracious and lent the use of his amp to our bassist to make it through our set. We did not think highly of the Vox amplifier company. After the gig we had a few adult beverages (although I was not an adult) and then went to breakfast. We unloaded our gear at our house. My brother then borrowed my Torino to give our cousin a ride home and drop off the amp. At the time I thought that it was odd that he wanted to use my car. Here is a stock photo of an Essex for reference. They made a stop on the way to my cousin's house. They drove to the center of the Liberty Bridge at four o'clock in the morning (in my car) and threw the Vox amp off of the bridge into the water. It's the second bridge in the picture, the high yellow one. The moral of the story is that drummers are not always the craziest members of a band. Then again, maybe I was. I let them use my car.