I blow up amps. Doesn't matter what type. I've owned 15 amps. 4 never quit=69 Ampeg Vt22+Koch Twintone+Silvertones 1304+1481. I sold the Ampeg and Koch several years ago when moving;I thought I would never need a LOUD amp again---FEZZ band was dead and buried. Then one day two years ago=== RRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiinnngggggg 'Yeah?" "FEZZ?" "Yeah?" "Tommy here, I'm alive....I want to play bass...you in?" I thought Tommy was dead. Last time I saw him he looked like DEATH. This was in 2008 after FEZZ #4 turned to dust. My drummer was almost dead laying on the ground---Oxys are a bad party drug---I was teaching Tommy the chords to FLESH EATER as the drummer moaned at our feet. Tommy suggested that we break up. WHY? One member of the trio was a drug-addict, one was VERY sick,and I was ?????????? We quit that day. "Yes. I'm in. Find a drummer!" Tommy found a drummer-he lived at the car-wash......down on his luck=perfect. Tommy and I re-built him. Now, he has a baby girl,wife, was accepted back into the family business. We have survived 2 years +=a record for FEZZ band ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Now, back to the amp "issue." From 91-93-FEZZ#1- many amps died. Fender Dual Showmans, Mosfet Marshalls,Crates, Peaveys, EVEN BOOGIES!!!!!!! I accepted this. They were tube amps. Tube amps have "life-spans"-as do "HOT" blondes. 2014-FEZZ#5 starts jamming at a space. They have amps to rent. I blow up three solid state amps in 4 months. The owner is perplexed. She is a quasi-groupie with a crooked smile. "Tim, what are you doing?" "I'm playing FEZZ Rock." "I've had METAL bands use this amps with no problem." "They are clowns. They play at being EVIL. I am EVIL!" We started practicing at Tommy's to save $ . I needed an amp. I bought a $300 Fender Champion 100 watter last June. I knew to buy the insurance. All was well until three weeks ago. Amp started sputtering then died. I took it to UPS store;sent it to Guitar Center in Chicago for repair. I was told I would have my amp or a new one in 10 days. No problem. I had a gig on Oct 29=plenty of time. We practiced last weeked. Tommy had a 65 watt Fender. We play for 15 minutes.....BzzzZZZzzZZzzTTTTTTTttttt ...amp dies. Tommy believes I'm a demon who eats amps for power Monday I start calling. WHERE IS MY AMP? I PLAY ON SATURDAY! After many brush-offs I get a call, "Tim Fozziberg?" " No! Tim FEZZIWIG!" "Tim Festerbeg., your amp had demons. Fender is sending you a new amp. It will arrive on Nov 4." 'Damn, I have a gig on Sat. You pencil-neck geek. I NEED AN AMP!" 'Sorry, Mr. Fizziwog!" "EAT FUZZ!" Last night I go to Guitar Center. I find a Sunn Stinger 35 watt. I plug in and peel paint. The "kid" that works there is impressed, " That amp is LOUD! I thought it was a duck." " It is in other's hands. I'm MEAN. Now wrap it up." I pay $100. Tonight is the gig. Will it blow up? Who cares? If it does I tell the bassist and drummer to get plastered. I have an hour of POETRY stored in my brain. WHO NEEDS AMPS?