So, like many of you, I got the Stew-Mac email flyer this week about the outboard spring reverb kit. Looking at the cost of the kit, I looked up similar units that are already assembled. One that interested me was from Carl’s Custom Amps. That site has a nice looking unit that can be upgraded with a bias trem. Two years ago I bought a Gries 5 amp and it’s been the amp I was looking for as a home/hobbyist player. At the time, I was shopping for a nice, hand-wired amp at a reasonable price. I chose the Gries for the good reviews of his work, the versatility of his feature set an the reasonable price. I elected to forego reverb and trem to keep the amp simple, as well as the cost down. The amp is fantastic and Mr. Gries has been excellent to deal with! I later bought a Strymon Flint to give me the trem and verb I’d been missing. It’s a great pedal, but maybe more than I need. I keep it on the bias trem setting and the spring reverb pretty much exclusively. While the CCA reverb with trem is pricey, I could sell the Flint and maybe a couple other things to offset the cost and have a genuine reverb tank with the bias vary trem. I still like the idea of that amp being an amp and the reverb tank being separate, rather than getting a different amp with the trem and reverb built in. That idea might seem silly, but hey, we all have our issues! Anyway, does anyone have experience with the Carl’s Custom Amps reverb unit or his amps in general.? Am I chasing after diminished returns by going from the Flint to a unit that has less versatility for 3x the cost? I’ve tried not to be snobby against digital and the Flint sounds great, but that Stew-Mac email just triggered a bit of GAS. Comments, questions or smacks to the back of the head welcome!