Not sure what the point of the post is... If you don't like it flip it and get two or three amps you like with the $$. There are lots of classic amps I don't like but I don't keep them if I don't like them.
Destroy Series 12 GIF by Doctor Who
Still never tried one, wouldn't mine.. but will probably just grab the synergy module. Still kicking myself of missing out on a SP-77 preamp locally for dirt cheap a few years ago. By the time I researched it, it was gone.