There must be a catch somewhere. A friend turned me onto this amp so I buy a combo yesterday for less than $400 new. I can't believe how good this thing sounds. Both my strat and tele straight into the amp sound great on both channels. Are any of you Palomino owners ditching your dirt pedals in favor of just using the overdrive channel on the amp? I can see where someone wanting to play metal would need a little more than what the amp provides but I think for a classic hard rock plexi type tone it is just fine the way it is. Either way, I can't get over how good this sounds for the money. I am tempted to get a half stack. Are there durability issues with these amps or is it just one of those great values that pop up from time to time?