So I wanted to hear the AC30 classic with my own ears. I went to GC in Fountain Valley. Of the 2 they had, one wouldnt fire up and the other sounded like it had a blown tube or something - very scratchy and crackling. Not willing to give up, I went to GC in Lawndale. They also had two and to my surprise, one wouldnt fire up and the reverb wasn't working on the other. All of the amps were 2x12 combo's with the cheaper Vox speaker and the ones that wouldn't fire up simply made no sound. The stand-by light wouldn't come on. The sales people in both stores also tried them and could not offer an answer. Are these amps poorly made? Anyone know of a store inthe LA area with a working one? I'd still like to hear one.