I try not to complain or be negative so I'll just say this is something that doesn't sit well with me. Vintage amp prices are through the roof and, in many cases, are worth every penny. Because of this I've spent many years looking at builders who offer amp clones. I'm not talking about "new boutique" based on vintage builds. This isn't about Matchless, Badcat, Carr, Victoria, Bruno, etc. They build wonderful amps "based on" "vintage circuits they've either combined or worked with to create new amplifier offerings. They don't hide the fact that they're build uses a great deal of input from vintage designs. They offer a "new" amp build. This is about amps offered by current builders listed as Clones of specific vintage amps. To me a Clone is an exact replica of the original. I've noted a trend among current "Clone" build offerings that kind of makes me bite my tongue to keep from swearing. They advertise one or more "Clones" of specific Vintage Amp builds. A Tweed 5E3 Deluxe. A Blackface AB763 Deluxe Reverb. A Tweed 5E8A Low Power Twin. These are amps that have earned their place in amp history. They're not necessarily flawless but they were / are damn good enough to have a following willing to dig deep into their pockets to own one. I don't have pockets that deep. I'd love to buy a "cloned" version at a fair price. So I check out all "clone" offerings. So what's put the burr up my butt? A trend that's counter to the advertised offering. I'll build you an exact clone using the highest quality vintage parts. If vintage parts are no longer available I'll use current parts that are designed to be exact to the original parts specifications. No stone will be left unturned to make this amp identical to the original. Once achieved ........... I will then, after great thought and deliberation, make a few minor tweaks to improve upon the original. Through the grace of God, Buddha or whatever you do or don't believe in I'm glad I don't own, or would use, a gun. I'm sorry. I don't mean to be mean. I'd kick something if it wouldn't scratch the toe of my boot.