I have the opportunity to buy a Blackface Bassman with an AA864 circuit. I have been told that these are the best sounding and rarest of the Bassman circuits.
-I previously owned an AB165, what will the difference in sound be?
-Should I be worried about the reliability of a 40 year old amp?
-Any comments on about the originality/authenticity of the circuit?
-Any comments on the AA864 in general, any recommended mods (it already has a 3 prong chord)?
-How well will it take to fuzzes, anywhere as well as a Marshall?
-Finally, about how much should I be looking to pay, what would be a good price?