I'm Curious, has any builder made something completely original, from the ground up? No Prior influence from designs. I know the Radio Shack designs influenced the Fender designs Then the original Marshalls were based on a Fender Bassman, and the Soldano is a hot rodded Marshall. So in some awkward fashion the Soldano is a heavily heavily modded radio shack design. (i don't know i its radio shack or RCA, or what, Correct me if I'm wrong) Has anyone created something from scratch, just based on some electrical engineering skills. original preamp and power amp, tube or not tube. Something without a lineage. just something new. something not Fender/Marshall/Vox/Dumble influenced. I dont care how weird it sounds. just something inventive. If someone could find me something like this, maybe ill invent a prize for the finder! and i challenge any amp builder on this forum to make something new, something 100% your own.