Yeah, the title is a play off another popular thread here. I recently got a Laney IRT 15 Studio. I did not like the tone I was getting when I first bought it but MF has a 45 day return policy so I thought I'd keep it for the full time if I was going to have to pay shipping sending it back. I then bought an EQ pedal and it really made the amp come alive so I decided to keep it. Now I have had the amp almost 45 days and this thing sounds amazing without any pedals. It seems the whole character of the amp is different. Is it just me or did it break in or something? BTW, this is my first tube amp and I am hooked. I've been using modelers up until now and loving them... thought I'd always use them. Before I upgraded to one of the top modelers I wanted to see what a real tube amp was like and started researching them. Got this IRT studio and it is such a difference. So much better than any modeler I have ever heard or played while being very simple and quick to dial in good tones.. no fiddling around now for me. And for a fraction of the price of top of the line modeler I can buy pedals and make it do everything they do that I would use. Plus it is rackmountable, has three great channels, a really nice footswitch and a DI for the computer/recording. I think I have stumbled upon the best bedroom option for myself and have no need for modelers anymore.