WHOA! Guitar Center must be desperately trying to earn the respect of the bass player wisemen, such as many of the folks here at Talkbass... Cuz I saw a 70's V4B there last week. And I have to say... it made me sad to see it stuck there next to a bunch of half-broken dual rectifiers. They're letting it go for $300. The face plate is quite faded, and I didnt give it a test run. Next time I'm gonna ask em to lemme plug into it, and I'll probably bring my camera or something. But... without seeing or hearing it, what kind of condition would you suspect its in if they're letting it go for $300? I've really never shopped for older amps, but I would LOVE to get my feet wet with my very first tube head. But... not if I'm just buying something that's going to require major restoration. I'm not financially set up for that, with student loans and such Nourish me with your insight, wisemen!