So I'm wondering which EL84 amp is the perfect one for my tonequest, and since I gravitate towards the clean Vox sound (a la the Edge), I've tried Dr Z Maz 38, 65 Amps London Pro, %13 RSA23, Morgan Dual 40. All of them have their merits, but I'm still searching.... So the most obvious fact just occurred to me: why am I searching for boutiques amps exclusively? What wrong with going with the original source? Can anyone chime in regarding the distinct advantage (besides customer service) that a boutique AC30 based amp would have over a brand new Vox AC30 handwired that I can purchase at GC or Sweetwater Music? Has anyone tried a side-by-side comparison? Does a significantly more expensive boutique deserve the cost? Will I regret buying a Vox AC30 HW, and end up flipping it like the others?????