Welcome back to electric. There are probably at least a hundred threads on this. Let me give you the consensus: - the circuit is the same - the circuit is different - the reissues sound and perform great and are reliable - the reissues sound like garbage and break all the time - the tubes and speakers in the reissues sound great - the tubes in the reissues are junk and the speakers are terrible - any of a million boutique “hand wired” clones that cost 2-3x as much are obviously “better” - buy a Silverface. No wait. Those sound terrible. You must blackface them. Even the small circuits like the Princeton Reverb that barely changed if at all - buy a Blackface!!!!!!! - if you can’t get a blackface tone and feel out of a reissue that is properly-biased, it ain’t the gear’s problem One side is fueled by confirmation bias. It just is. But that’s ok. At least now you know the “consensus”.