Hello all, Hoping you can help. I have a bassman head AB165. I have it it for a few months, it was playing up, a little craking static sounds. I believe it had some unspecified mods to it when I bought it. It sounded pretty good. Not 100% the sound I was looking for but heading in the right direction. So I took it it the local amp repair place not going to name names I am sure they are perfectly good. Had a Few discussions about the amp I thought it was the power tubes going but apparently not. Long and short of it we decided to put it back to stock and start again as apparently some crazy stuff on the inside. So I have it back and thinking of taking it in to get some mods, I have done a lot of research and am now feeling far more in the know ( might do it myself but may just get the guy to do it). The issue at hand!!! At last. The amp has completely lost its soul. It sounds completely sterile and the highs are shrill and terrible. Unfortunately this is the second time this has happened. I took in a musicman sixty five with so much personality, it came back like it had a labotimy. It's the same shop but have no idea if it's the same person who worked on it. I even changed the tubes which helped a little but the magic is gone. So now I have two amps that sound as exciting as a kick in the head. No cracking sounds very quite except no soul. Pleas help, what to do? Does the ab165 really have no personality whatsoever stock? I just cannot believe it could be that bad. (This is all for guitar by the way) the mods I was thinking of are the hybrid AA864/AB165 Some guidance please. 1st post so be kind! Thanks in advance.