Just a quick note of appreciation for Doug. I recentley bought an 18 watt amp and it flat floors me. I was fortunate enough to meet up with Doug and although he did not know me he took the time to demo some amps for me and answer any and all questions I had even though I am an intermediate player. Turned out to be quite a tutoring session in amp technology/theory. I'm now waiting on an HG 100. Just wish I could buy direct from Doug himself. Really a class guy.