I was looking for a project and had always been interested in valve (Electron Tube) design. So I thought I would build him an electric guitar amp. After looking around awhile I decided I would buy 5E3 kit to start with. But after seeing the cost of a whole kit I decided to just buy a partial kit that contained the electrical parts (can't bring myself to call them electronics... :)($150) and a cheap used solid state amp from facebook ($40). Well got the kit and as usual the components and design was not up to my standards. So very quickly may of the parts got swapped out with either better parts from the donor amp or from my own stock or from various suppliers.