Almost everyone plays a "Stradivarius" shaped violin and a "Boehm" style clarinet and a "Torres" shaped classical guitar that all look similar. Same with electric guitar; Strat and LP style have risen to the top in a similar manner and will continue to be popular for many years to come. In a...
As upset as you should be, that is a Holy Grail amp.
I’d be glad it is repairable and realize fewer and fewer people can ever own an amp like that.
Consider tearing it down, refresh pots, caps, tubes and sockets as needed and get the cab professionally restored locally or within driving...
Another new problem generated by the internet.
My 13yo sister was the only person I knew with a fixed rpm turntable. I can’t think of any record I can’t bring in tune with my midrange turntable.
Heck, even my cassette deck has a pitch knob with a center detent.
Fantastic! You will have fun with that.
I picked up an un-molested 1969 Deluxe Reverb still with its original tubes recently. Looks like this.
I'd not worry about spending some big money to get a good cabinet for yours. These unmolested amps are valuable and hard to come by.
I knew this guy with an electric guitar that also had some speaker box to which it connected by some wire. The contraption made noise...music even.
If you had something similar you might be able to check out those pickups yourself...
Every amp i build for my studio includes a capacitor to ground on a 3 way switch. In my properly wired studio (where green and white are tied together in the subpanel) this poses no threat of harm.
Should the amp get stolen...