I havent looked in a while but I was thinking the other day that I'd really like to pickup and old silverface fender bassman 50 head like I had many years ago. So I went to ebay and discovered that people now believe their silverface fenders are worth 5x what they were just 8 years ago. How is this possible? with fender's new line of Custom 68 Silverface amps at pretty reasonable prices? Why would anyone think a master volume ultra linear pro reverb is worth more than $500??? I guess people dont understand that a lot of these silverface amps are not even close to their blackface counterpart. For example.... the bassman 10 and bassman 100- these bassman's do NOT have the extra gain stage that makes the blackface (and silverface bassman 50) so f'ing awesome. And the ultralinear power supply on The bassman 70 and 135.... I wouldnt even consider that the same amp! Yes some people may like them, but its not even closely related to a blackface bassman in preamp or power amp. Yes the silverfaces used to be awesome, youd buy one get a good tech (if you were lucky and didnt find one that wanted to "marshallize" your normal channel) to replace the caps and mod the phase inverter and bias supply. And you could have a poorly wired version of a blackface fender. But today with the quality and price of the new 68 custom silverfaces...? That actually have circuits that are true to the original blackface fenders? i wish I would have bought up every single ultralinear fender there was for all these newbs that think a master volume fender is a great amp because it has a silverface plate. I mean I do kinda dig the ultralinear fenders with some heavy modifcations, but thats for a very unique tone. They definitely are not similar to a blackface fender... **** the blackfaces seem to have gone down in price!!! I will never understand the gear page and market value.