For example. . . . I've been loving the hell out my Alessandro Rottweiler. Totally the top of all of my 'needs' categories. The most MOST important things were/are a gorgeous clean tone in a lightweight amp. . .. . . The ONLY downside is the reverb. It is very good for what it does. Very good. In fact, if you're someone who doesn't like reverb most of the time, you'd probably love it. I'm a fender verb guy. I've come to a very clear understanding on this with myself. When I run in stereo with the Blues Junior, I run the BJ verb. Just what I need. Tremendous little amp, for the record. In fact, I often think about putting the entire amp inside of one of george's cabinets (how the f*ck does he make 'em so LIGHT!!!?). Anyway, I contacted george, and he said something LIKE "the way i designed that circuit, it can't be made to be 'wetter', like a fender verb". i let it go at that . . . A month or two ago I bumped into Paul Plumeri, fairly big-time blues guy around here and in the region. I say "hey, you play tons of george's stuff!!!" and tell him my story. he says, "yeah! george was my roadie?/amp tech for a good spot. great guy. i've talked to him about that reverb" and then sort of indicated that george was (maybe?) stubborn about it. . . and then said, "just get a holy grail, man. . . " and after talking about diamonds and jewelry (we ran into each other in a great little jewelry joint.. . . anyone want a flawless diamond by the way??? about .44 carats!!!! excellent color (E!!!) with a gorgeous setting. . . . ANYWAY, I digress . . . . . after . . . what. . . years? of reading threads about how folks chase certain circuits (usually for drive), i've always wondered if . . . DUH. . . couldn't someone ELSE change the circuit? i know andy and scott are in my hood, but i don't want to really reach out unless i know what's really involved.. .. like. .. how much could such a thing cost? i COULD just get a darn pedal.. . . but i'm not thrilled with them. . . plus, the 'big' board is basically full unless i start making changes, likely resulting in putting things on the floor. DON'T want to do that. i'd really like it all in the amp. ya foller?