Ok, 30year player, mostly metal/hard rock but am coming around in my age. Self taught non technical player. Been around too many errogant jerks that stopped having fun playing a long time ago (why I dont golf). Currently have a Peavey Bandit 65 (that is electronically starting to fall apart) and a Marshall MG30. Guitars are 08' Epi LesPaul Standard (stock) and a 84' Ibanez Destroyer (stock). I definately want to go tube (never had one) but not sure if I want to build or buy. Looking at: Fender Blues Junior, Vox AC15, Vox Night Train, Traynor (?). There is some sweet kits out there. I have never built one but am very handy... The issue is am I better off with a $500.00 amp or a $300.00 kit? The kit (looking at STF's Supercharged Champ kit) would most likely be a head and build a cabinet or pick one up on Craigslist. The purchased amp would be a combo. I do not gig but like to really piss off the neighbors if the occasion calls for the need... My gut has me between the VOX AC15 and the Supercharged Champ head kit. I am not a tone geek but tire of the solid state disposables... Make sense?