The amp in question is a Crate VC-3112 i bought used last year. I believe it to be from the first generation of the VC or V line of crate amps, because it is honey blonde tolex with gold parts, and brown with gold trim. They guy i bought it off said he thought it was around 10 years old. Does anyone know how i could track down the exact age (for purposes of replacing the tubes, speaker, possibly having to get work done) ive tried contacting crate (saint louis music) to no avail. also, if its 10 or so years old, would i need to get new tubes, speaker, capjob or other work? it seems fine, it runs pretty hot, but tube amps are supposed to i believe?