I picked up a near mint Fender ri Bandmaster for $1,000 late last winter and put some of the savings into SoZo blue caps and nos tubes. It sounds much more musical now though the 5881 Tung Sols seemed too bright at first. I donít know if the tubes burned in or the caps burned in, or both. Sounds better than the Vic, to me, though it sounds much better now than when it was stock. The Fender-Jensen is less efficient and smoother sounding than the Jensen ri in the Vic.
I want to try a Tone Tubby Silver Bullet (10Ē Chicago Blue) and a 10Ē greenback so I can mic different speakers for recording. I put a Chicago Blue in a Tungsten Buckwheat and canít stop playing it! The less efficient speaker puts the sweet spot at a much more manageable volume level yet retains the punch smaller amps donít have.