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I think you might want to play a few guitars to refine your taste.
I've played quite a few and, obviously, am a P90 fan, though not exclusively.
My main squeeze is an R4, and I've got a couple of vintage LP Jrs, too.
I also have a couple of 335s with Tom Holmes humbuckers and--don't...
As usual, Big Al's right. If you're a player and the thing's not buggered up, within your budget, and speaks to you, buy it, irrespective of appointments and whatever history it may have.
I made a living for four years in the early 70's with a mini-hum Sunburst Deluxe that 'spoke' to me and...
I don't doubt anything you say, Big Al.
As you noted, though, I've found a way to my sweet spot.
One thing I'll add: I discovered, on another forum, that using a particular 12AX7 type in V1 makes a huge difference.
The same is true if I use that tube type in V2 on my JMP Mark II head...
Dang, I kinda do the opposite--Volume between 10 and 12 and Master between 2 and 4, depending on the space I'm in. It sounds killer outdoors, too; just crank up the Master a bit. I love these little amps, though. Beats the shite out of lugging a head and a cab around . . . . .
Big Al's right about the Fender Blues Jr. I've got a pile of amps and cabs that haven't left the house for over a decade. All I need now is a BJ. The only further advice I can offer is to find a 12AX 7 made in pre-war Yugoslavia by a company called EI and stick it in V1. You'll be amazed.
As title implies, I'm looking for a Bedrock 1200-series tube head in good working condition. Prefer one with reverb (five 12AX7s), but any 1200-series head in good condition would be considered. Hand wired or printed circuit board OK.