I never thought of that process quite like that, but that’s exactly what’s happening. I like it too!I think you can end up making amps almost too clean with all the mods to smooth things out, but I think I like them better that way in the end. Take a 5e3 or other 2x6v6 tweed amp - by the time you add the phase inverter grid stopper, power tube grid stoppers, screen resistors, and reduce the phase inverter input capacitor you can end up with an extremely smooth & clean amp and nice, tight overdrive. But, I'll admit that it loses some of the vintage vibe in the end as well.
And a beautiful build @theprofessor.