Well I just re-bought the same model of the very first amp I owned: an Ampeg VT-40. Good freekin grief...I had good taste in tone and didn't even know it. Pearls before 18 year old swine. My original VT-40 was stolen before I even had it a year (not one of my fondest memories of growing up in Detroit ). Why oh why didn't I just get another one? Probably because my favorite rock stars weren't using them (though I did dig what the Stones and Ronnie Wood were doing with them back in the early 70s). Can't say a lot of good things about the design from a servicing perspective...and it needed some servicing (a few loose solder joint repairs and some TLC and it's working like a champ) ... thank you Fred Taccone! But ... as for tone--very, very cool. It's a little classic rock monster. I think the 2nd channel is where the action is. Get it up to 12:00 and my Les Paul grinds real nice. Up to 3:00 and the notes just spill into sizzling hot harmonic feedback. Late 60s/early 70s Stones tone for days. Same for early Small Faces (Ronnie Wood). Can't wait to try it with some pedals this weekend...probably a great pedal amp. And some P90s too....yeah baby!!!