I was at my local G.C. tonight and played one of these with a cheap ass Squire Strat(i had no choice, im a lefty and they didnt have any good lefty strats). Anyway, the guitar had brand new strings on it, so that helped somewhat, but wow, what a nice amp. I've read many of the threads about them, and really am a believer. I was getting some real smooth John Mayer type tones.....i kid you not. I can only imagine what it would sound like with my Menatone Red Snapper. I remember when i subscribed to ToneQuest and they did an article on how great the amp is as well. As for speakers... Has anyone tried a Celestion Gold in it? I'd be curious about that...........for a more voxy sound. Anyway. I had a blast playing it. May have to get one eventually.