I’ve got a question regarding the 50w 1987/2204 for anyone that has experience with building a replica, whether I should build one or just buy a 1987x? I’ve built two other amps - the first one was a Mojotone 18w TMB (I added a power amp scaling volume control and a switchable ss/rectifier), it’s a nice sounding amp! It goes into a Marshall 1960TV with greenbacks (split to two for the 18w). My second build was a 5e3 (w/switchable 3-way feedback, a master vol, nos tubes, sozo blue coupling caps, F&T filter caps, Weber 12a125a speaker). Both builds with zero issues - I have 20yrs in an electrical engineering technician job and have a full understanding of electronics, appropriate lead dress, initial testing steps, etc. I’ve read through the Valvestorm procedure and I’m 100% confident in building tbe 50w. I’m looking at the VS chassis and components, sozo next gen caps and metro amp heyboer transformers. Not that I really need another amp as the 18w is plenty loud for me, but I’ve always wanted a plexi! I’m looking to build the neil special 2 in 1 - 1987 bright channel/2204 (via a push-pull 2204 gain knob) which should give me the best of both worlds. I’d just like to find out whether this would sound like a genuine vintage Marshall or if I would be better off just getting the 1987x. Price-wise the build is a bit cheaper than a 1987x (not a lot cheaper being in Australia, shipping from the US and our exchange rate is a killer) however it is still a bit of an investment and if I ever decide to sell a home built amp it would be significantly reduced value in comparison to a genuine Marshall. Let me know your thoughts, cheers.