i paid the money for the real deal. my shit got stolen and i paid the money again. knock offs suck even if they stole ur idea. i'm sure Gaston has seen the knock offs of his machines and i bought an AL13. all they do is make it look like a machine that is known and liked and then they make a shit version. i can only speak for myself, but i think any true artists wouldn't waste the short change on a knock off. you gotta know it's gonna be shit and not perform the same. machines pay for themselves over and over and over... then you sell them if don't want it anymore and they hold there value well if they are the real deal. why fuck around with bullshit cheezedick stolen idea machines? spend the fucking money; these guys work hard and the machines are the proof in the pudding. thank you to all the builders for your hard work whether I plan on buying your machine or not, I'm sure someone will and love you for it.