... so I got me a Jet so I can play my Jets through a Jet... Been thinking on the consolidation tip for the ever accumulating stacks of amps I wind up attracting and came to the conclusion that in the clean-ish American sounding category I really can't justify having more than an 18-22 ish watt combo for playing w/ drummers and a ~5-10 watt for home/low key jams/recording/etc. Sounds counter-intuitive/productive, but the minty '74 Champ strolling into the shop over this past weekend had triggered a lot of activity in my brain related to this initiative and I'd been getting pretty close to coming to the conclusion that I would end up ordering either an Allen Chihuahua or a Swart Atomic Jr or STR Tremolo, but have wound up hitting up the local big boxes 3 times this week at lunch hoping that something might pop up before I resorted to that. Feeling a little embarrassed about popping up for the 3rd time at the localest GC, I almost didn't go in today, but fought through it. Damn, I'm pretty glad I did as this guy had showed up since my last visit (pardon the crappy cellphone pics): Being a fan of the 60s Ampegs I've been on the look out for any Jets that have happened across my path but, like so many of the Ampegs of this era the ones I've encountered were either in pretty sketchy shape electronically, or the cabs were literally falling apart, and/or they wanted way more for them than I wanted to pay. This one turns out to have been one of my acquaintances who works there which explains why it seems to be in great and mostly all original shape electronically and structurally if a bit rough on the cosmetics... If my memory of dating methodology for the vintage Ampegs serves me correctly I believe it's a '63 and seems fairly unmolested. It's got some old stock 6BK11s, original speaker and trannys, and the only things changed up is the addition of a three prong cord (which I'm never going to complain about), it's had its electrolytics replaced, and had the original 7591s replaced w/ JJs when the previous owner got it ~ 5 years ago. Most importantly, out of the 5 I've checked out over the years, it seemed like the best sounding and least noisy w/ a fully functional and great sounding trem. Sounds great turned down to low talking volumes and spits some great, beefy crunch when dimed w/ very nice dynamics all the way through the range. All of that and it's the cheapest one I've run into by $50 Haven't had a chance to really give it a proper workout, but I think it's gonna be a keeper!