Alright, so after posting a bunch of posts inquiring about the new V4-B reissue and comparing it to other amps, I've pretty much set that amp with the matching cab, AV212 as my goal, and I'm over half way there in funds. But just one thing has crossed my mind: boutique amps. Up here in Maine, guitar boutique amps and home-built kit amps are in abundance. I never see boutique bass amps or kit builts around here. Is that something I should be considering as I approach the 2 grand to get my V4-B? I mean I love the idea of a hand built American made tube bass amp if the price was same if not even less than the new V4-B. Does anybody know of a brand like this? If I was to go that route I would still want that burning ampeg tone, all tube.