Untrue. Do the exchange rate and JLM is actually very reasonably priced in some areas. In other areas you are getting a very high end piece of gear with expensive parts in it. The price reflects this. Orange 86 I've heard good things about. Someone did a redd preamp too. NY Dave stuff will actually teach you a lot. Ian Bell has good stuff too.
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2018 10:49:58 GMT -6 by rocinante
The Orange 86 is a REDD TYPE 47 on steroids with many modification options.
You could always strip a tube amp chassis like Bogen and make a 2 bottle hamptone or NY Dave. If you’re on a tight budget you may find yourself wanting cheap transformers, you need em, just save up and get good ones.