I really really have a hankering to try an amp kit this summer - specifically the Allen Classic 10. It's a SE circuit, no verb or trem, volume / tone / boost switch. I think the takeoff point was a 5f2a with a SS rectifier and a 6l6 or el34. On paper it sounds just like what I had always wanted a champ to be but wasn't - harmonic-rich breakup, with a reasonably tight bass response, at a volume loud enough to play a gig with a light-handed drummer or no drummer. I feel like the classic champ formula gives you the goods at a stupid in-between volume, too loud for when the wife is around and too quiet for a rock n roll show. I can wire up guitars no problem, been soldering for years. I can read a wiring diagram and maybe kinda understand a schematic (it would take some googling). I can easily build my own cab too. What I don't think I have the time and patience for is to actually understand how it all works - Long Tailed Phase Inverter, Negative Feedback, etc. you guys might as well be speaking in Klingon. I mean, at this point I know what a tube vs ss recto generally does to the sound, for instance, but the technical side of it I really am just not interested in. Does that mean I shouldn't try it? It's $500 plus shipping, not a fortune by any means, in fact probably the cheapest giggable handwired amp around, but I don't want to be frustrated all summer with a bunch of caps and resistors all over the dining room table. What are your thoughts, oh great tdpri amp gurus?