today i demo'd some small tube amps and was pleasantly surprised by the bb007 first was a very nice custom build tweed princeton this is the low wattage fella with 1 6v6. it had a 10" speaker, all handwired and in a nice tweed, lacquered pine cabinet. i loved the sound. really great tone. price of admission $800 next up was a late 60s "champ amp" drip edge fender champ all stock and in VGC. sounded like i remeber my old champ sounding. decent tone but the tweed prince has it beat. price of admission $600 then a new pro junior. kind of disappointed in this amp. sterile, not real tubey sounding, cold, with little tube feel. meh all the way around. $500 then the bb007 really surprised me. i mean really big time surprise. very close to the tweed prince in tone with very little knob turning effort. i loved it. great tone, great squishy tube feeling. really really nice, and $450. very much in the ballpark of the handwired tweed princeton for nearly half the price. the princeton clone is still tempting, but mainly because i know who built it and he's gone now so there won't be any more of his handiwork available. the common sense in me is saying find a used bb007 and the romantic fool side of me says the handwired prince. gotta sleep on this.