Silver Supporting Member
I dont have any boutique amps, unless you count the two amps I built from scratch over 20 years ago. I have gigged them regularly.
I owned one of the first Constellations. Number 6. Loved the tone! It was too loud and we don’t play quietly. Tried attenuation and hated it. Sold the amp shortly after that.I sure do, i don't buy gear as an investment. Been gigging my '65 blackface for 35+ years. My Reinhardt 18 head is my other favorite. The Komet Connie.. doesn't get out much LOL. Too loud for most gigs and I do kinda worry about that one. Bogner Shiva I used to gig a lot. But it's heavy and loud and doesn't fit what i'm doing these days.
Wish we were that lucky. Our following was pretty rowdy. Had to clean beer out of my pedal board more than once.I have an Allen Accomplice which doesn't really feel boutique to me, but maybe that's just because I got it used for a good price. Still, I gig it regularly. I can't remember a situation where drunken members of the crowd were within 15 feet of the band's gear, which is almost always up on a stage, even if it's a small one.