I absolutely have no doubt these amps sound wonderful. I have six amps, and five of them are Fender. I trust these guys when it comes to tone. They get it right. But at $899, $999, I am mentally in tube amp territory. I am looking at the silverface 68 Princetons Fender has, when we're talking that price, or one of the Deluxe Reverb reissues. When you want me to unlimber my wallet for close to $1K, I am thinking tubes. That's my problem, but it is a problem.