[QUOTE="jgwcaster, post: 8912174, member: 105527". I imagine the Vox ac4tv will reach a point where repairs will not be worth the amp. Yes this was exactly the problem i was worried about when i bought my AC4. I bought it and then just trusted to luck that it would last and not need repairs, particularly any repairs to the PCB. I wasn't in a position like yourself where there was an affordable and decent sounding handwired amp available locally. If there had been i would have gone for that option. Don't get me wrong, i love the little Vox and think it sounds great but repairs were a concern when buying it. Let us know how you get on with the TAF if you decide to get it?