High on Dabeck amps? Yes I am and I'll tell you why. Before I knew Dave was in Texas, I bought a Fender Bassman from Larry Morgan's Music. A friend of mine, a local guitar player in Dallas, "Mouse", and I figured it would be okay. I had previously owned a 56 Bassman and sold it in L.A. before I came to Texas. Well, I was not happy. Then I met Dave Smith. At that time I owned a Fender Blues Jr. as well, and I really didn't like that amp (I'm really a two-speaker player). So before I even bought an amp from Dave, he completely gutted and made his custom 50s (which are actually two-channel Plexis) and we went from there. Both amps became alive. The British clean and the British distortion were everything that I want in an amp. Come to find out, he totally rebuilt both amps to his specs. He got rid of all the PC boards and everything was hand-wired point to point. That became the beginning of the dwindling of my retirement fund. Dave has also made me a stereo amp that powers my Marshall JMP 1 preamp and it is truly a gift. It is so clean it lets every nuance of any preamp that I put in front of it breathe completely. Powered by four 6L6s, it has allowed me to sell my Pevey 5050 and my Boogie stereo amps. I can't emphasize enough, in my perspective how alive Dabeck amps sound even at low volumes. The two channel boost and the distortion that using the whole preamp tube enduces, allows for less use of pedals and more use of the entire amp. I have found myself using less pedals (I use Fulltone and Radial tone boost, distortion, loop, and amp switching pedals) and more amp because the master volume really works. All I can say is call Dave or see him at a Dallas area guitar show if you truly want a clarifying, British-sounding amp because HE will pick up the phone. They don't cost boutique prices because Dabeck Amps are still under the radar. In my opinion other amp companies just don't come close to Dave's amps. I'm not naming names, I've played 'em all, and I've heard 'em all from live to studio. However, the best judge is still your own ears. Dave has just completed work on an 18 watt, dual channel, push pull master volume that is a monster. I'm pissed because he won't sell it to me and he's going to send it to a customer in California who had gotten ahold of him on the Internet. Luckily enough, he's already started work on mine. Dave's knowledge about tone and how to achieve it and his aim to make the highest quality amp is not only genuine, but are the qualities of a master amp builder and I personally am glad to know him.