... does my Chubster 40: (1) Have an extremely thin speaker cable (2) Have a similarly cheesy reverb cable Seriously, I know that you don't need a heavy gauge of fancy wire to transmit a nice signal that far, but what about the plain-old mechanical durability of the connections and the feeling I have that I could easily snap the speaker cable in two by accident when changing tubes? Don't get me wrong... I have come a long way from not liking a lot of things about the amp to liking a lot of things about it. For an amp that costs as much as the Chubster 40 does new, though (I got mine used), these things just seem unacceptable. It would also seem reasonable to expect a better speaker and a long reverb tank for that price. I haven't looked under the hood. Are Riveras really put together that much better than Mesas as many Rivera fans have suggested? Mesa certainly seems to use more robust external parts.