Elmwood modena90 This amp is just awesome! Ive only had it a couple of weeks and it only had its maiden loud volume test at rehearsal on Saturday. Its superb for playing around home at low volumes and totally kicks ass once you get it up in volume so the bass and feedback come through. Wow wow wow! Damn this thing looks cool too in the red birch. Like a Maserati GT unpretentious but meant for serious business. Ok so Im a hack guitarist compared to most guys on TGP but I tried to record some clips anyway. My studio is down awaiting an upgrade so I went and bought a little zoom H4 recorder. These things are fantastic for recording your bands jam sessions and would be really handy for recording live gigs and nature sounds. The first clip is recorded on medium gain on a chair about 2ft away from and a little above the amp and the second clip is recorded on low gain about 1 ft away from the speaker cloth. I really have no idea what Im doing yet with this thing but youll get an idea of what its like in the room with the amp. The zoom also takes external mics so Ill have to try it with a shure57 and NT1 condenser mix soon. I have some reverb and delay on in the loop and theres some room ambience too as I have reflective wooden floorboards. You can hear me click from clean neck pickup, to clean boost to clean boost with bridge pickup and finally channel 2 on normal and with boost at the end when Im soloing. At home Im running the Elmwood through a closed back 2x12 with a V30/G75t celestion mix and at rehearsal through a 4x12 closed back with greenbacks. Both sound great. The greenbacks a little warmer, the v30/gt75 a little crunchier. The clips are through the 2x12 at home and using a Ibanez jem77FL http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=799258 alternate clip links: http://www.esnips.com/doc/eba821eb-e5cf-4736-86ba-9fd95ca9b78a/elmwood-M90 http://www.esnips.com/doc/6b4c4ed3-4e92-436e-9b4d-3c4c70d5cd60/elmwood-M90-2 I dont think theres anything I dislike about this amp so far (well apart from the price!). The things I do like however are: - Responsiveness to playing. For a relatively compressed amp this thing is so alive and expressive. Even on clean channel you can solo with ease and every little note pops out easily. Its not just a high gain amp this will do jazz and blues with ease. Chords are rich and sparkly even at low volumes. The amp doesnt fight you at all. - Versatility: not only is it versatile in terms of features, dual masters and channels the actual tones seem to follow what style youre playing. Like if you hit some power chords on channel 2 it sounds dark and aggressive yet if you start playing a solo without changing any settings the lead tone is singing, cutting and sweet. Great sustain and this rich dark feedback. Elmwood have truly considered how guitarists play and need an amp to respond. The channel 2 tones are great for metal but also fit right in when playing leads over classic rock, blues etc. Very versatile tone not buzzy or shreiky. The tones cuts through well and has a fullness to it. - The boosts are really cool. I didnt bring any overdrives to rehearsal and didnt miss them at all. With the two channels and boost you can cover a lot of ground. I play essentially in a cover band and like the Elmwood site says it will take you from heaven to hell. - Different guitars/woods/pickup choices all sound very different - The tone of this amp is kind of unique to me a marshall usually sounds like a marshall its hard to pin point what the elmwood sounds like so it feels like your creating your own unique sound along with it. I think thats what Im liking best about this amp the way it encourages you to play your own stuff rather than imitate tones of the greats. It has this delicious harmonic overtones that come through and wonderful response to picking attack. Thanks to Peter from Elmwood, Josh Sage from Rebel and a whole bunch of people at TGP for helping me out with my questions on this amp before I purchased! Id be really interested to hear other Elmwood owners settings and setup!!