Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum so sorry if this Thread ended up in the wrong section I wanted to share my experience with this little amp, and also how it got transformed from something fairly average to something amazing! First time I played this amp was in a shop when it came out, and even back then I was far from impressed with it. It looked great but unfortunately here was just nothing special to the sound. In the meantime I developed a thing for small tube amps, so I started looking for one. The thing is, the thing seems to be quite rare and when I would find one, the price tag was always far higher than I would be ready for a small made in China amp which sounds decent at best. After a period of searching for a deal, I got my hands on one completely by chance as a trade-in. As the trade in was executed on-line, I did not have a chance to try it out first but that was not the problem since I knew what would I do with it if I did not like it. The amp came in, and the sound was exactly as I remembered it to be - thin, stiff and with far from ideal distortion. The previous owner installed an 8" Jensen, which probably helped a bit, but I was still not fond of the core sound of the amp. As the amp was also producing a significant amount of hum, I decided to take it apart and build a champ from it. I have already made a champ before, however with this little Gretsch I decided to take the Champ circuit as a base and then tweak around it until I was 100% happy with it. As I am guessing this is not a very technical forum, I will skip the build details and go straight into the result! Let me know how you like it!