Hi guys, been a while since I’ve posted! I’ve had a few NAD and NGD since I’ve been on here but today I came across something I just had to post about. I picked up a 1949 TV Front Fender Pro Amp. It has been recovered in a Gibson-like tolex, replaced speaker, and replaced output transformer. The circuit is mostly original minus filter caps and a single coupling cap. The original coupling caps are leaking and causing some issues with the volume controls. So all in all it’s a project amp that I’m pretty excited to take on. I will be restoring it back to as close to original as possible, and it will be my first time trying to retweed an amp (unless I decide to have a professional do it). Now what makes this NAD special is how I ended up with the amp. It’s a wild ride so hang on! About a year ago I bought a brown Pro amp for $1800. A little later I bought a recovered tweed Princeton for $850. So all together I started with $2650 spent out of my pocket. Traded the brown pro for a Gibson es-335. Traded the Es-335 for a refinished ‘74 telecaster custom. Traded the telecaster custom and the tweed Princeton for a custom shop Tele. Traded the custom shop Tele for a beat up tweed deluxe and a ‘63 Gretsch clipper. Traded the tweed deluxe for a 1960 fender concert. Traded the clipper for an American standard telecaster. Traded the Tele for an American performer series strat. Sold the 1960 concert for $2900 Traded the start for this pro amp. So that brings us to today. I started with $2650 and ended up with $2900 and this 1949 Pro amp. So that is a profit of $250 AND an killer amp. It will probably take me a few months to restore this amp, since I’m a little low on funds due to a NGD that happened this week too. This is definitely the kind of amp that is worth restoring so I’m going to do it the right way even if it takes a bit longer. I think the outcome will be a really cool players Tweed amp! Thanks for following along!