I know, flame me if you will. I know a few people have expressed displeasure with this one. But I just played thru yet another VM half stack at the local store - 2466 100w head and 425A slant cab, and that amp was positively GLORIOUS. Not even cranked up all that loud - new Gibby SG plugged in - all warm, fat, tremendous thump in the bass, cirpy/springy response from chords and single-not lines. It was old Angus all the way. I own a couple of great amps - a 65 SoHo and a JCM800 2204 / 1960A G12-65 cab, and I was about to pull out my credit card on this one. Who knows - maybe I'm tone deaf. But I'm seeing major endorsements rolling in too on this one - Slash, Yngwie, Paul Gilbert, etc - I think this one is going to be the next classic.