Just a drop in here to thank (Leo Fender) more than brag. I been playing guitar since I was 14, drum since 11 but that fadded when I realized drummer either never get the girls or get the ugly ones. Played in band in HS and College around Chitcago, and then I realized I enjoyed studio work more. I grew up on Fenders, Vox in the mid to later 60's and Marshall's for a while. But studio work means travel lite, travel fast, travel with clean - power - versatility. Traveling with a Vox AC30 TB meant needing a big dolly, a Marshall head and cab meant paying a gorilla to move it. Some of my older Fender's *50's and early 60's) were lite and almost clean but weak (Princeton or Deluxe, even my "Pro") except for the Twin Reverb, which was back to being HEAVY. So at a shop in Frisco in early 1981 I tried this newly released Music Man "110RD Fifty" because the manager said, "Leo designed it, MM is his and Forest White's company". I looked at this little shit amp and said "It's what, 20 watts?". The manager said, "you'd think so, but it's an honest 50 watts and it's CLEAN!". I grabbed a new Strat, a Les Paul, a Gretch Country Gent and a ES-335 off the shop's walls and played through the 110RD Fifty for the next hour. I was completely blown away and didn't even argue the price, paying him with a check. It has always been my main "go-to" studio and small club gig amp (mic'ed thru the PA). Sure if I need dirty I bring in my 57 Tweed Princeton or 56 Deluxe, for more oomph and grunge my 64 Deluxe reverb and out-door gig's my 65 Twin Reverb for Jazz or Blues, or my '81 Marchall JCM800 100watt Combo Lead Series 2x12's for hard rock / "Brit Rock". Along the way, I also took up being a Luthier - repairs and restoring vintage guitars, mandolins and banjos.
If I needed to sell amps, most of them I'd have to think about for a while, but my "bought new" MM 110RD Fifty ..... no thinking about it, I'm keepin' that one till my clock stops. I'm 70 and still playing and still playin' my "MM"
Ps ... Does anyone know where I can get some new MM appropriate grill cloth with maybe a little "aging color" for my 110RD? The original cloth is literally beginning to fall apart, like disintegrate from the same studio / club / concert air I've been inhaling too!