Chopped cord 1991: LV.NV. Hadn't taken a guitar out of a case in years. Went to a garage sale in response to a .45 Colt auto ad. When I arrived it was gone! While lookin around I noticed some amp sitting face in, packed with pink insulation, on a shelf. When I inquired about it the fellow said it had no power cord since he had cut it off to use on his circular saw. Before we got it off the shelf and turned around he said he'd take $50 for it "as is". I thought that for the price I could use it as an end table, if nothing else, until I could get to it. When I got it home and brushed the saw dust off of it the label said: FENDER Vibroluxe Reverb. A few weeks later I took it to Mahoney's Music to have a new cord installed and to be checked out so it was safe to use. As I put it on a counter the amp drew attention from nearly every store jockey and I was asked if I wanted to sell it "as is" or trade for a new Peavey that "worked" ? I was offered many times what I had paid and was tempted. But I just wanted a small amp to use so I could sit at home and plunk. Had them install a new cord while I watched and we fired it up to see if it would work. It lit up and worked fine. Remnants of insulation fluttering out the back!