At the beginning of this year I was looking for a project when I stumbled on Robrob's tube amp site. A stunningly great collection of info, and it convinced me I could build a tube amp. I decided on the Champ Micro (need low power, current amp is a Blackstar Fly 3 watt) and had a couple of emails with Robrob. Finally getting started - I have amp parts and have built a current limiter for start up. I'll have to decide on format soon - for some unknown reason the normal Champ "controls facing up and tubes hanging down" bothers me. Does anyone have any thoughts on why or why not I should do the standard configuration?