I've never played the 40, but I can get just about anything I want out of my 20H & 2 MX112s.
Speakers, tubes, and pedals can change everything.
(Only stock tubes I have in any amp are probably PI slots)
Tried V-types with my 20 and like the V30/T-75 set better.
My strings don't seem to get corrosion and I don't change them very often.
Maybe I just can't chug and shred hard enough.
I have a MusicNomad string fuel applicator gizmo.
Quick and easy swipe up and down the strings before playing.
Cuts down slide noise moving between the 3 chords I can play...
My thoughts exactly.
I'm not selling my home build cabs or head shells and attempting to deceive anyone, so I have no logo guilt.
Tubes and More is where I get script logos.
Block logos are dirt cheap on eBay.
OK, you've gone off the rails... :D
I ran stock 70/80s in my DSL20 cabs for a while.
They are better the louder they get, IMO.
Did some side-by-side comparisons with a few different speakers.
Judged by my son & my X, they just didn't hold up to the A/B/C test from the layperson's perspective...
Good thinking - eventually... :D
At least you found them.
When I "occasionally" disassemble a guitar or amp, I usually put the screws and whatnots in either separate little paper bowls or Ziplock bags.