Have you seen this one on the Friedman JJ?
EVH 5150 III 50 Watt. I bought it online from a small retailer, and it had loud, high pitched squealing on channel 3 at ANY gain level.
The retailer refused a return. I was sent to an “authorized” Fender repair tech who couldn’t resolve the issue. I tried at least 5 different brands of 12ax7’s to no avail. I ended up selling it to Guitar Center for far less than I paid.
Such a letdown, but it taught me to make sure I make amp purchases in person or from a large, reputable online retailer.
I am more than willing to watch more videos on it. I just saw that one day and well, Tony McKenzie isn't exactly someone I would just ignore. He seems to know some things and can play guitar stellar. I doubt he is being influenced either but maybe I am wrong.These two examples aren't really equivalent. I would put the advice and experience of Lyle (Psionic) several orders of magnitude above Tony McKenzie. Sometimes what he says hurts (my Boogies are still crying) but he is genuinely calling it like he sees it, and will give kudos where he feels it is deserved.
I liked the V-50H, which was like an Ampeg “plexi”. Those didn’t last long but I wish they hadI had the VL-503 for a while. The clean sound was actually really good, but you couldn't get it to distort easily, and when it did, it sounded pretty bad. The drive sounds were just bad in general. Very disappointing.
Bassbreaker 15 tweed.For me, it's my roland JC-120. It has a lot of hiss, and I never use it. Plus, it weighs more than a marine mammal. I could have bought a nice used low watt tube combo for what I paid for it, and I regret buying it. I started with a Roland Cube 30 when I was a kid, and thought it would be a useful studio tool, but it doesn't work very well with most od pedals, being that it is solid state.
Any amp purchases you regret?