In my quest to get more headroom on the cheap, I've been all over the Internet looking for solutions. Here's the situation: I play in a small/medium (200 people) church in our praise and worship band. I'm using a MIM Tele with a stock bridge pu and a GFS 'bucker in the neck. I play through a Digitech RP250 which then goes into an Epi Valve Jr. which is hooked up to a homemade cab with a used Eminence Lady Luck speaker. The 5W is better through the 12" speaker, but I want more clean. I found these guys and they have two options I'm looking at, the Baby Will 18 watt conversion for the EVJ and the Superlite. http://guitaramplifierpcbs.com/liteiib.aspx I like the Baby Will, but want to do a hand wired version on a fiber board. I also found a layout for the fiber board here: http://www.silvatone.bravepages.com/18%20Watt%20Lite%20II/Build.htm The components seem to be all the same between the PCB version and the fiber board one. I can do this conversion for about $150, providing I don't screw things up too badly. Questions: 1.) Is this a plausible job? 2.) How does the 18 watt compare to the 5E3 in terms of tone, headroom, etc.?