Originally Posted by phaezamp
$1850 is not a lot for a "lifetime" amp.
A london pro is actually a simple amp, and low gain. You can get a lot of overdrive but it'll be pretty loud as you are relying on solely the EL84's. I'm doubtful about the cascading of the EF86 channel into the 12AX7 channel, rarely that works because a high gain preamp is far different from 2 stand-alone preamps in series. I did a couple 2 channel EF86 and single 12AX7 amps - the ORION and the PROWLER.
I am sure the 65 is a very good amp! I doubt you'd be disappointed.
I am also sure that during a taste test between London Pro and one of my 18 watters, many would choose mine.
thanks for the response.
BUT, with all due respect, how sure can you be if you have never played a London Pro?