So last week I bought a Yamaha BB404. My first bass in 3 years. Haven't been playing due my body falling apart. I though I'd never play again so I sold all my gear. Well, it turns out I didn't have a severe case of MS or ALS, and I am getting back to good health and gaining upper body and arm strength. So I ended up with a nice used bass, but no amp. When I left work today I went to hit a few local pawn shops with the intent of finding a bass amp and putting it on layaway. My favorite shop had a Peavey TKO 65 for $99.99. Quick internet search on my phone directed me right back here to my friends at TalkBass.com, of course. Looks like the TKO was made in the 1980's, which automatically makes it cool to me. As best I could tell by skimming through the information I could find is that the people who had them really liked them and that they lasted a long time, and that any failures were simple fixes. I asked a clerk over and we plugged it in and turned it on. Pots are scratchy, but that is to be expected and is an easy fix. Otherwise, it was perfectly functional. Tag read $99.99. I asked the clerk what kind of deal she was willing to cut me. She punched a few buttons on her computer and said $75 plus tax. I've never snatched my wallet out my pocket so fast. Clerk even got a hand truck for me to wheel it to my car and held the door open for me. When I got home with it, my wife said, "I thought you were doing layaway." I said, "I did. I laid it in my car and went away." Gonna try to get some sound files tomorrow if you guys can stand my crappy playing. Like I said, I haven't played in 3 years.