I took only one amp to a show last night, since the venue was supplying backline. When I got there, the supplied amps were two that I'm not really a big fan of, so I tossed my trusty Blues Jr with a Celestion G12H30 on stage and the sound man mic'd me up. I hit the first chord and realized the reverb was dead, so I tried plugging into the venue supplied amps one at a time. They were truly terrible, so I plugged back into my reverbless Blues Jr and just made do. And it sounded awesome. Never missed the reverb at all. I believe this just goes to show how much a departure the Blues Jr is from other "blackface" based Fender amps, many of which I have found don't sound as good without reverb. Lots of tone-props from the crowd, and got offered repeat work in said large venue. Whoo-hoo! So how married are YOU to reverb with your amp? Reverb-heads, Would your amp make ya' proud if the reverb crapped out? Footnote: Took the reverb pan out late last night and soldered a broken wire. Works great now.