Hey John - thanks for following up!
I figured out (finally
) that making a kit based on i84/i34 is not going to be much cheaper than the amps themselves....defies the purpose of a kit, sort of....Then I had one of my principals send me an EL34 kit and the assembly was so complex that it required above average skills and experience. When I factored in all that could go wrong in assembly and effort required for customer support, potentially unhappy customers.....got pretty scared and gave up that idea too.
Developing kit as robust as the M-1 (basically to work the very first time it's put together) takes a lot of time and I need to figure out how to reuse the effort in a finished product. It's bugging me for real since I want to add more kits to the lineup. Nobody told me that it's going to be this hard