I played this amp, head version, at my local music store yesterday. I cranked it up and started noodling. I was completely impressed and will be buying one soon! The entire store, and this is a big place, was filled with my wanking and I received several compliments. I just said the amp was cool!
Musician's Friend is blowing out the Gibson Les Paul 5W class A, USA made, hand wired for 299.00. Comes with a "goldtone" speaker which is actually a Weber. No mods needed and has stock JJ's for the EL84 and 12AX7. Might be the better choice. Just plug in and play!