#1
Well I have a solid state Fender Deluxe 900 90watt amp that's speaker is broken, it seems like it. I'm trying to decide if I should take it to go get it repaired or if I should just spend $700 for a tube amp. The only thing is, I don't plan on gigging anytime soon (probably not until the next 2 years), so it might be a waste of money to buy a tube right now. I called around to places, but nobody could give me an estimate on how much they will charge me to fix it.

I know your gonna ask what's wrong with it. I keep getting this popping and stactic-like sound out of the speaker. I already bought new cables and that didn't fix it, so...

Cons: It'll cost money to get the damn thing fixed.
I don't like how my gain sounds, anyway!
I'm not gonna be gigging anytime soon, so why pay $700 for a new amp?
$700 is a lot of money

Pros: I would love to own a tube amp
A tube amp would sound so much better than the one I got
#2
It seems as if the cons outweigh the pros. So based on your own feelings I would say just fix it.
#3
are you positive its the amp?

check the input jack in your guitar, it might be loose or even have a bad soldering job.
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#4
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It seems as if the cons outweigh the pros. So based on your own feelings I would say just fix it.


Spend $700 fix an amp that TS doesn't find fitting? How do the cons outweigh the pros?

With that money you could get a good used amp AND an attenuator if you needed one, since you'll only be practicing at home. I wouldn't sacrifice tone for something easier, but that's just me.

* ^+1, I don't want to be saying just get a new amp because I agree to a point with your OP.
#5
Quote by dudey5691
Spend $700 fix an amp that TS doesn't find fitting? How do the cons outweigh the pros?

With that money you could get a good used amp AND an attenuator if you needed one, since you'll only be practicing at home. I wouldn't sacrifice tone for something easier, but that's just me.

* ^+1, I don't want to be saying just get a new amp because I agree to a point with your OP.


Agreed. I recommend a Peavey Classic 30, may be able to find one used for cheaper if you're lucky. If you're into metal, you might be able to find a 5150 used for not a lot of money! If you're into blues, and cleans really matter to you, it seems like a Blues Junior or Hot Rod Deluxe would work nicely. Just some suggestions, hope this helps!