No output transformer in the standard Cali76. The transformer is an option (TX). I don't know anything about this smaller version but my guess is, TX will not be an option for it. Very interested in this one though.
What is the humidity level in the room where you keep your guitars? I like to use a combination of room humidifier and supplement with the case humidifier when the room is on the dry side. The room is more comfortable and I can leave the guitar out more this way.
The Trio looks like a great idea. I'm curious about the BIAB reference. Anyone here familiar with PG BIAB software? Did PG contribute to the development of Trio? If so, I know the BIAB app can do other things but does it have the AI functionality of Trio?
If the deal was made here on The Gear Page you have the option to leave feedback. Sounds like you are angry, that's understandable. In Reality your anger is only effecting you. Be happy to get your money back and move on. Could be worse.
That's one of the cool things about a Trailer Trash. The top is easy to replace. TheoDog has the right idea. Forget the full cover loop top and go with dual lock just where you need it. Also agree with cbm on the hole size.
Haven't tried the wampler. The Flint has good useable verb and great trem. If reverb is your primary concern you should try the Flint to be sure it's going to satisfy. In my opinion the trem is the strong side of the Flint though.
Again, I must be missing something here. I thought Slope mentioned that he owns a Vertex Volume pedal. Its possible this issue could be settled if he would post a few pics of his gutted/reworked Vertex pedal. Maybe the pics that have been posted of the un-modified Vertex are a fake?