Some of the purist here will probably tell me I'm crazy. But.......I traded a '56 fender pro reverb for an new Ampeg BA-115. I was in a computer shop a few weeks ago, and the Fedex man was talking to the tech about restoring an old amp he had in his garage. I asked him if he wanted to sell it. He said he would bring it by and let me look at it. Well, it looked a little ragged, and didnt work, so I offered him $50.00 for it. he said fine. Last week a guy was over at my house, he worked at guitar center and offered me a new ampeg amp for it. Of course I took him up on it. I don't have time to restore it. A closer look at it revealed a solid maple cabinet, and it had the 2 original 12" speakers in it. (they were unhooked). We soldiered the wires on, and it worked. I kinda wish I had kept it, but I like the new Ampeg.