I needed a single opamp for a new project and my stash of TL071's was empty. I have a tone of 741's, 301's, and such but I wanted something a little higher fidelity for this project.
I decided to take one out of an old TS clone I built (which utilized a single TL071 and a passive e.q.) that I haven't used in a while.
When I opened it up to get my chip I blown away. The wires were cut the perfect length. There were no burn marks on the shielding. The soldering was perfect. All of the parts lay perfectly flat and straight. The pcb was nice and secure. The foot switch was cleanly soldered. The jacks weren't over soldered. The pots were straight and tight. Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Who built this thing again? I though I would get better over time. Nope... I just got lazy.