Damn right he did. Amazing he didn't play guitar, or like Rock music.IMHO all the "best Sounding amps" I've ever plugged into were low wattage single ended amps like my little 1950's Rickenbacker Electro or else Supros, Magnatones etc. The Tone that comes out of those 5 - 10 watt amps when you turn them up 3/4 of the way and then roll up or down the guitar volume is just exquisite to my ear. Unfortunately none of them are loud enough to gig with so that leaves me with Fender Deluxes and Super Reverbs. To my ear those are the best sounding Push Pull amps for the stage. I've played through and listened to quite a few boutique amps, and while they sound good at lower volume I rarely like the tone when you crank them up. Too much compression in the circuit for me. I am not a big fan of that squeezed down sustain and as far as "cascading preamps" and the like, no thank you. Of course, to each his own. But IMHO Leo Fender had the best ears of any engineer and he knew how to make an amp reflect the guitar which is an extension of the musician.