I stopped by the Komet HQ today to visit with Mike and Hogy. I have not had a chance to try out the new model. After some small talk, I had them set up the new Komet 19. Mike gave me the run down of the controls. He then plugged me into the new model with the shop strat and gave me the have fun look and went back to building power supply boards. Hogy was in his work area fixing a guitar. I've been on a Hendrix kick lately and I played the opening to Castles Made Of Sand. As I held some of the opening chords, the K19 starting going into controlled clean feedack . Holy smokes does this amp sound good...I mean real good. I turned around and asked Hogy how he made this power supply sound so big and full with 2 EL84's. He just laughed and kept working. This amp plays more like 40 watts, it's a Komet what can I say. Mike then came back and started adjusting the controls as I played. The clean feedback on this amp is unreal, am I dreaming. I know Komet amps are known for their rich beefy overdrive, trust me the overdrive tones are awesome. But the clean sound on this amp is unreal for a power section this small. After another round of harmonic heaven, I almost had to pinch myself. Hogy then came around and we talked a little about the design process of the new amp. He shared with me some of the technical discussions he had with Ken over the years in regards to tuning a circuit. It seems there is always a compromise in designing a circuit. You can either have an exceptional clean tone or overdrive tone. It's very rare to have both in a single channel amp with one preamp tube. What can I say I think it has been done. IMHO the student has finally become the master with this model. The design of this amp embodies everything Hogy learned from Ken as well as his own vision of what he wants out of an amp. Not to mention Mike, one of the most talented production guys in the business, will be building these amps. Hogy and Mike are truley some of the most humble guys I know when it comes to their work. They always let their designs speak for themselves, this is going to be an amazing amp! PS. Hogy I have an idea for a name. The Komet FLARE 19 Flare - A sudden eruption of energy on the solar disk lasting minutes to hours, from which radiation and particles are emitted.