So this is my last purchase: A Germino Club 40! I was looking for a dead-on early Marshall JTM tone and after some research I've concluded to Germino. My Club 40 is slightly modded: It has a higher voltage power transformer (like the one in the Lead55) and a selectable tube/ss rectifier (It's the first selector in front) Actually Greg Germino did that nice mod, I've only asked for a ss plug and a tube rectifier and he did it switchable, yay! The amp performs amazingly! It is DEFINITELY not a bedroom amp, we are talking about CRAZY volume here and no master volume! Of course, my THD Hot Plate comes handy! It's tone is HUGE and creamy, fat and searing and it takes pedals in front like a dream. The cleans are AMAZING too!!!! This is because of the JTM style preamp, which is rounder and sweeter than the early-plexi preamps (like the one in the L55 series) which are more aggresive and high-middy. It is very enjoying to have such a classic and classy tone under your fingers, what a great amp! Here is a photo: (you can also see my Flexi,Uber and ancient Valvestate combo!lol) and a couple of clips: Clean: http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000154609_000030434.mp3 Gainy: http://www.digitalsoundplanet.com/Members/000154609_000030435.mp3 I've used my Suhr Classic-->RMC Pic wah-->Mojo Vibe-->Maxon SD9-->Germino-->THD Hotplate-->THD 2x12 (v30)-->SM57 Happy Myron here!