Back in about 81, after going through several of the then popular Legend amps (I should have kept the one head I had, cuz it was great, but I was wanting a combo), and having the Legend combos keep blowing up on me, I got tired of messing with it, got a refund (2 blew in 2 weeks brand new), and asked for something I could count on. The Randall RG80 was a popular amp at the time, but I could only afford the model down from that (RG40? I think), and I used that little amp for 5 years, 6 nights a week all over the midwest and eastern northwest. Not once did it ever give me a single problem, and I was totally happy with the tone. Now, after many years of going back to tubes, I listen to old live recordings done with that amp, and DAMN, it still sounds great to my ears. I wish I hadn't have sold it when I left the band. I love my vintage Fenders, but this little Randall was a tone machine and a workhorse, and solid as a rock!