My local shop took in a purple 1X12 Aiken Invader MkII a week or so ago and I initially gave it no thought. Yesterday I brought it home to try and it ain't going back! This this is amazing! If one were to simply take the quality of design, parts and construction, it would have to be recognized as top-shelf. Then, when you hear the monster...holy crap! this is just an amazing amp! (did I already mention that?)...very well thought out controls with a lot of tonal capabilities...it loves single coils and it REALLY loves humbuckers...I plugged my old SG in and it was Cream at the Fillmore or EJ's Alien Love Child...did I mention how loud this thing is for 18W?...wow! and it really does clean up nicely from the guitar...for the first time in decades, i have an amp that I can comfortably take out with only a guitar and cord and be happy. I did pull the speaker (it was an Aiken 25W that looks like the Mojo BV) and replaced it with an Emi Red Fang (my current favorite new speaker)...This amp is a keeper, no question about it! I would love to hear from other Aiken owners who have lived with theirs for a while and can tell me how it has performed long-term!