I received this last week. What I expected was a cabinet and some parts...nothing functional but good for a Tweed Harvard (5f10) that I imagined would look good in this chassis. I bought this for a song. Looked a little risky but still worth the risk. Then it arrived and i opened her up.. low and behold. I am one lucky bastard. Hand wired 5e3...but does it work? Well the rectifier was shorted, but after replacing that everything tested good to go! High quality stuff in here, including a Mercury Magnetics OT, and USA made PT. It came with sovtek 12ax7's and chinese 6v6, but I put some new Tung-Sol 6v6gt in their place.. sounds good and quiet paird with my Weber signature 10s alnico speaker. For now it is living in the purple 2x10 cabinet, but I will definitely be moving it to a more suitable cabinet after I sell some gear to fund it. SOUND: amazing. I've never played a tweed deluxe but after hearing people talk about THIS circuit being so much fun.. I have to completely agree. The volume and tone interaction is flat out fun. Jumpering channels is another layer of fun on top of that. The interaction is a little perplexing at first because it defies how amps normally respond today. After watching a 30 minute video on the settings, theory and then played examples.. i think i sort of get it. My band mates were floored at how rock 'n' roll this thing is. It also had zero issue playing overtop my drummer at practice.. volume to spare. If i was worried I'd just mic it through the PA. Pedals sound better/louder than with my Marshall JCM800. In summary, if you haven't played a Fender Tweed Deluxe (5e3) and get the chance to.. I can't imagine you won't love it. It will completely rewire how you think of playing with amp and guitar settings. Interaction is the key. If you have questions feel free to ask away.