Well I’m finally getting around to starting my NAD thread, and since receiving the amp in the mail I have also gotten another new (to me) amp and guitar... so this thread is a sort of bonus NAD/NGD thread First I’d just like to say thanks to everyone on this wonderful forum that listens to me rant about guitars and amps - my fiancé already gets enough as it is. So I guess I ought to start with the amp I mentioned a while back, and never actually posted when I it got delivered. This is the ‘62 Brownface Pro that I bought on reverb about two weeks ago. I’ve had it for a week now, and I must say it is probably my favorite amp I’ve ever had. It has quite a nice bit of headroom, but gives the goods around 5-6 on the volume. I like a nice edge of breakup tone and this one gives just that. The harmonic tremolo dishes out the crazy univibe type swirling sound that is unique to these Brownface amps. The replacement Weber California speaker is very nice, surprisingly bright and clear for a big ol’ 15” speaker. I found a 1962 JBL D130F (a factory option for the Pro) that I might purchase soon just to get the amp back to as close to original as possible. Overall I’m extremely happy with this amp, and this one will be staying with me (I tend to move through gear quickly) because I know I will regret trading/selling this one. If we’re going in chronological order that brings us to the guitar now. I’ve been into Dire Straits, Robin Trower, and Hendrix pretty heavily lately, and what do they all have in common? I was in need of a nice Stratocaster. I was at a buddy’s house taking a few recordings of the Pro amp, and we were talking about how if I could find a ‘57 Reissue strat that would be ideal. A shop near me had a wonderful ‘57 Reissue with a neck that was perfect for me, but it was candy apple red which I’m not a fan of. Well, the very next morning, another friend of mine posted a translucent blonde ‘57 Reissue for sale, so it was meant to be. This one has a perfect neck for me also, nice thick V shape, super glossy, vintage radius and fret size. Also I’m a sucker for translucent blonde finishes. Needless to say, this strat paired with the univibe-like tremolo on the Pro gets me that Hendrix/Trower tone pretty spot on! So finally, I had stopped by my local shop yesterday and took in a few lower end pieces and traded for this ‘73 Silverface Champ. A few weeks ago I did a cap job on this amp for the owner, and it sounded terrific. It’s the perfect amp to kick around the house or take to a friend’s when you just don’t feel like firing the big boys up. It’s completely original (minus the caps), and sounds nice and clean up until about 6 and then gives you the typical small fender amp breakup that won’t make the neighbors mad. I haven’t owned a Silverface amp in quite a while. They don’t have quite the reputation that the Tweed/Brownface/Blackface amps have but this amp is not lacking. Does it compete with the new Pro? Well no, but I wasn’t expecting it to given the size difference, etc... Let’s just say it’s always nice to have options Here’s a group photo below, I haven’t gotten around to taking individual shots of the champ or strat yet.