Why is there not much discussion here about these little amp's? I hate Crate as much as the next guy ( yes I've owned them ) but these little amp's are pretty damn hot. I replaced the tubes day one and mine sounds great through a Marshall 4 X 12 bottom. Can't wait to get my Mosferatu and plug that in in front of that little amp. Doesn't Mesa Boogie own Crate or aren't they under the same ownership or something. Do yourself a favor and go try one of these... Buy it online replace the tubes and if you don't like it take them out and send it back. Really for 159$ for the head you can't go wrong. Smokes the EPI Valve JR and is just a moddable sp.. The tube replacement costs about 20$ so thats all you will be out. Just my 2 cents but I dig mine.