I recently sold my Astoria Classic head to cover other gear costs. The seller asked to return it becasue he said it was not as loud as other 30w amps and would not work for his needs. I said fine. The amp arrived back yesterday and I gave it a good look over and noticed that all of the pots/shatfs seem very loose. Way more than any amp I have ever had. When touching them if you barely touch them you can turn the knobs without noticing but in general you feel it every time you touch them. They are only loose in one direction going down. So you could have it set to 1 5 or 9 and they are only loose/move to the down position. I took the knobs off thinking it was knobs only and its the pots/shafts. You can see there is free play on the shaft and and loose/gap where the shaft meets the pot. Only when slightly pressing down. Its all the pots except the volume pot which is of course is made different as its a push pull. All the others do it and its worst on knobs 2 3 and 4. They actually make an audible clicking noise a metal ping when the amp is off. The amp seems to work fine. No scrathcy sounds when on and all the pots do their proper function. The amp was packed as well as an amp can be packed. My concern is UPS mishandled the amp and dropped it flat on the face causing the box and packing materials to slam the knobs/shafts and damage them by not breaking them but making them loose. I have to hold up the refund till I can speak directly with Reverb and this sucks for both buyer and seller as we may have to file a shipping damage claim. I am an honest seller and I want to do whats right and not hold things up but I dont want an amp back with shipping damage even if its not trashed. I also want to be able to re-list it and need to know if this is normal for the amp or not. I have barely played the amp and it is possible I just may have not noticed this before but that would mean it came stock with very loose pots that have major play/wiggle to them. That seems very odd unless they were designed to have play in them to prevent snapping off when hit. I dont know I am just guessing. It seems odd to me that a hand wired amp at this price point would have very loose pots that even make noise when the amp is off. I am not above being wrong and its normal I would rather know and be a dumbass. If any Astoria players know the answer about the pots or could please check their amps/pots and post here it would be greatly appreciated and extremely helpful. Thank you!