a dude on craigslist in my area has a johnson laredo 25 watt amp tube amp for really cheap. looked at the specs. looks almost exactly like what i'm looking for. i've been really wanting a low-wattage el-84 amp for a while. heard anything about this brand/ this amp? what amp sounds is it comparable to? any popular mods (besides speaker and tubes that seem to be the common complaint) that you might suggest? is it worth pulling the trigger?