I'm Sorry, but I just closed up another POS Asian made PC boarded Tube amp that SUCKED to repair and the guy won't pay for it becasue the repair costs more than the amp did NEW.. EVEN though i warned him that could be the case, and he says "yeah go ahead, I need it done".. OK if your sure... here's the bill.. I Don't understand why people are willing to give hard earned money for musical equipment that is not up to the real world performance demands of what this stuff was intended to be used for. Live Gigging. Now, if your just playing at home, thats fine, you can click out of this thread now. but if you seriously intend upon playing your local club even a mere 12 times a year. then buying a dirt cheap PC board tube amp, that's not ready for all the the moving around and high SPLs of a live gig.. and still spending several hundred bucks on it.. This will never make "$cents" to me. and speaking as a repairman.. I HATE working on this crap! The main reason why Vintage amps are so sought after is because they are BUILT to be USED. and they can handle the road work. and you can even get them pretty darn cheap right now too! as a musician, Spend the few extra and get an amp that can ride down the road AND deliver the tones, and stop buying all this Overseas made Junk. feel free to flame away.. but I've said my piece. and I stand behind it. rant over.