I just took apart a little 60's SS practice amp to clean a pot and found a point to point chassis, maybe six components in the whole thing. What would a modern Solid State amp sound like with the very best components. I know that even the boutiques skimp here and there on a few things, but a home builder wouldn't have to skimp. Throw in a tube pre and you've got the best amp in the world, or is someone already doing point to point without tube power? I'm thinking about each component, a home builder can pay a few cents more per part to go from cheap to spectacular even in the solid state power section. I'm just curious, I'm not planning on building anything.