I personally would not spend the money just to change the color of the front panel to silver. Unless I was trying to sell one and knew for certain that having a silver front panel would bring $1000s of dollars more!
well, here's my situation. A good friend one in his church attic. Didn't know what it was, but knew it was worth something. I was interested in buying it but didn't know much about the revisions until I found a gearslutz post, and Jerry's post.
Long story short, I was told to make them an offer, and they'd sell it to me, as they have no use for it where they're at (their former soundman was going to trash it. lol. I'm considering hiring him to travel to churches to audit and collect their "worthless" gear. ;-)
Just wondering if I should snag it, or hold out for a better one. I know I could make them a low but reasonable offer to take it home, but I wouldn't know where to start for that particular.