Ive got 3 old amps that need to be fixed up. And a limited budget. Which would you fix first, or which would you prefer as a reliable gigging rig?
#1 Crate Vintage Club 2110R-This one needs the least work. Some fresh tubes and she would be good as new. This is the easiest choice, but, the reverb is small and not the best, and Id really like to add a 2x10 or 2x12 cab for it. The single 10" Emminece is ok, but kinda thin in a band situation.
#2-Peavey Artist 240-This old warhorse has tremendous power, a single 12" black widow, 4 6L6s and 2 SS preamps, so so reverb, and great versatility due to the channel switching. Tubes are old goove tubes and still sound pretty good. It has static in the knobs, and the footswitch is kaput. This is a file photo, but mine is just like it tho the speaker may be different.
#3-SF Bassman Head-This one is early 70s from the transformer codes. Its never had anything done to it. Has original tuvbes but they are fried. I picked it up in a trade many yrs ago and it needs tubes and perhaps caps. Plus I would have to buy or build a 4ohm cab of some kind for it.
Eventually Id like to get em all back into shape, but Im torn on what to do first.
Ive found a good local tech and I'm just about to take the Bassman to him, but Im having second thoughts. I used to own an old Bassman head just like this one and 2 15 cab long long ago that was a great sounding rig. But maybe Id be happier with one of the other amps?
Which rig would you rather have? Which one would you like best?
Really any of them would work for me and the music I play. Mostly country/americana/ and oldies rock.
Just thought Id get some other opinions before I start spending money.