Hi, everyone, this might seem like a dumb question, but it's been something I've really been pondering over the past few weeks... The whole build your own amp idea really appeals to me - I have a bit of experience with electronics and soldering and have been doing a lot of research into understanding how amps work. But I'm confused - what makes one builder's clone of an old amp so much better than another's - even if they are using the same circuit? What's the magic that builders like Victoria use to make their amps sound so great? Is it quality parts? Clean wiring? Special transformers? I guess what I'm wondering is, if I buy quality parts, MM transformers, and spend lots of time building a clean, neat amp that follows exactly the old circuit, how close can I get to, say, a Victoria-quality experience? Building my own amp really appeals to me because it lets me have a high-quality reproduction of a vintage amp that I can't afford. But if the big names like Victoria, et al, have some kind of secret that makes their clones that much better, I'm wondering if I shouldn't just keep saving my money for one of those. Any input any of you have would be terriffic!