No doubt building is in my blood. I just can't stop. I have been building during my lunch break now for the past 2 weeks since I don't have a bench at home and trying to solder with a 2 year old is not a good idea. I just finished a MorC (GPCB), a Nurse Q (Perf), EA Trem (Perf), Cap Meter, and a handful of Bazz Fuzz, Electras etc all on perf/vero. The toughest part about building at work is that I can't really tool an enclosure. So enclosures need to go home, be drilled/painted, then brought back to work and loaded.
Also, I only have 2 enclosures left
I am hoping that Mammoth does the 3 for $15 Blems again soon. Oh yeah, and I have the Klon board coming, and my Tele from Hell project...and now the Amp build.
This little 5F1 is actually going to replace the Super Champ XD I just sold. I never really loved the XD and so I figure with the $300 I got, why not build another amp? I have been really soured by the low-end tube amps that have come out lately. I figure that if you need to mad them heavily, then the makers missed something. Also, just as I find when people install shit in our house, (we just had shutters put in), the "handy work" and installers typically don't do as good a job as I do. I think that when you build something for yourself, you tend to be more meticulous and make sure everything is done the right way. See my post above about the Pico Valve nuking Tubes. That sort of thing just pisses me off. Even my beloved Classic 30 has needed some mods to get it to sound right.
Honestly, most amps in my price range don't sound quite right out of the box. Which is a bummer in my mind, but when you mass produce and keep cost down, often something is overlooked.
That is my opinion.
So I now have $300 worth of parts coming my way.
Actually I believe Powerpop sent it to me...I put one of his fuzzies in mine.