...because it was too heavy. I thought he was joking too, but soon realized he was serious. This guy specializes in tube amps, and has tube amps and combos galore tagged for service or pickup that I'm sure weigh almost the same or more than my V4, but can't fix mine. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It's not like it's an SVT or something. If that's the case, then friggin' put on your website that all amps over 40lbs will be denied service. That way clueless folks like me don't take off work and drive for 20 minutes thinking that a shop dedicated to tube amps would service old Ampegs. Then drive for another 30 minutes to the recommended guy that will (then another 45 minutes back to work).