I think there has been some excellent points made here, made by some people that obviously have some real experience! I see that a lot of the younger guys now days need to have, “this certain amp, with this certain mod!” and then they believe that they’re sounding Holy Grail, when they can’t play for kaka. And the cheapness in which things are made now days, it drives the budding or real genuine player to boutique amp guys just to get decent quality. I play for mostly enjoyment now days, but I still want tone and real tone not a bunch stomp boxes professing glory tone. So that is why I had my brother build my Marshall Major clone. It just don’t cut it with out the real mastery of the tube guy and don’t mean all the dime a dozen internet gurus. And I have to agree with the rest on the standing of, ‘RI’s do not sound like the real thing, EVER!