As a companion to the current 'dumbest guitar purchase' thread, let's talk stupid amp purchases. OK it was the mid-'80s, I had just rolled into Sydney with guitar in hand and needed an amp in a hurry. Saw one that was reasonably priced, and it had a Fender logo on it, so without much further thought I became the proud owner of a Fender Super Twin. It wasn't long before the reality hit home -- it was ridiculously heavy, stupidly loud and totally incapable of achieving the crunchy tone I was after. Needless to say I didn't own it for very long.