Great impressions of the restored 1280, Moody. There is no doubt in my mind that these vintage units sound much better after a complete restoration. I'm happy you're getting to hear the 1280 in all it's glory
Indeed, you can get GREAT deals on AK Barter Town. I am SO glad they require a paid membership to get access, and I hope they never stop that requirement. It keeps the poachers and flippers to a real minimum and means that you generally get good stuff at very fair prices.