Does anyone do this? I am really curious about these Sidekick amps. They are solid state, but they seem to think they are tube amps! They get that edge of breakup sound, and full distortion in what sounds like tubes being overdriven! The Fender cleans are lovely as well. Fender should ditch the Frontman and just go back to this. Very baffling for an 80's ss amp. I found the schematic, and it looks pretty simple. I realize I could probably find one for $100 bucks or so, but building this type of amp sounds like a fun challenge. Not sure what kind of transformer or anything. Doesn't need an OT from what I gather. I have built the 5E3 and the 5F2-A, but I don't know anything about solid state amps. There are mountains of info about tube amps, I am not sure where to even look for info. on this so here I am. Hand wired Sidekick anyone? He he he Give these amps a listen before you rush to judgement! They are pretty amazing.