Well, I have a story here for ya... I'm checking out craigslist and see a 1960-1965 era Gibson GA-8T Discoverer listed for 125 bucks. The ad says it doesnt work. I went over to check it out and found the unit to be complete, including the original footswitch for the tremolo. He said he bought it as a project, but it doesnt power up....no light, no glow in the tubes. The speaker is original (although, I found one of the wires broken off by the connector tab....can probably be fixed easily enough)....anyway, I told him I'd offer him 80 bucks because I didnt know if I was getting into a total rebuild or something simple and he accepted! So, I cart my little Gibson home and when I get here, I immediately disassemble it. First thing I noticed is 1) It's missing the lamp, and 2) the light bulb for said lamp is part of the input voltage circuit...in series w/ the fuse!!!!! I steal my bulb out of my Fender Super Champ and I did a quick 1/4inch connector solder job so I can use my external speaker cab and flip the switch......and it ALL lights up!!!!!! I plug into it and turn some knobs and it sounds pretty darn good! (For an amp that needs all the pots cleaned, probably needs a cap job and probabaly needs tubes!) It's a little scratchy and the longer it stays on, you can hear tube issues....but, all in all...I'm a Happy boy!!! This thing has TONS of potential.....It needs some work, but the cabinet is solid, and everything else needs minimal work to bring it up to par..... So, I'm wondering if I should give the guy the other 40 bucks? I dont want to be a cheap bastard...I was just cautious when I bought it since I didnt know what I was getting into....I almost feel guilty for offering him 80 bucks!! What do ya'll think??? I really cant believe this thing just powered right up! I bet it hasnt been played in years!!! The tremolo sounds really cool....the amp sounds really cool.... Scumbag, (or anybody else) could you offer any advice on this? it's got a little bitty output transformer......i wonder if putting a beefier OT will help??? Any other advice?