Mark, can you say more about this Egnater Amp Build course? Your 800 sounds fantastic man. About how much did the course run? Did it include accommodations and meals? Thanks!
The course is awesome....a must do! 2 day seminar with up to 6 students. Basically Bruce puts a chassis and parts in front of you with diagrams and a soldering station...and you start building. The turret board is pre-assembled by Terri(Bruce's wife). I must stress that NO previous experience is necessary although being able to solder will be an asset. Bruce is there to help you through everything. He periodically checks on your progress and answers any questions. They provide you with breakfast, lunch and beverages(pop, juice, water)both days. At the end of day one you will be playing your own amp. Bruce will not allow you to fail. The second day, Bruce explains how your amp works and describes the different circuits and how to mod them to change the tone. At the end of the second day he actually does some mods to let you hear the difference. The course far exceeded my expectations and I'd love to do it again.
I have even done a mod or two myself and have done a pretty intensive voltage mod and crosstalk fix to my CAE 3+SE preamp...something I would never have attempted before.
The course now costs $1550usd plus accomodations. This includes your amp and manuals and breakfast and lunch each day. The amp now comes standard with a tube buffered FX loop, depth mod and metal film resistors(not included when I went). It will be the best coin you've ever spent!!! The amp sounds amazing!