With special thanks to Fretmaster. Had he not bought my Wizard, I would not have been able to pick up this amp. As much as I love the Modern Classic, the HJ really has exceeded my expectations. I knew that it would be very similar to the rhythm channel of the Wizard based on my experience with the original HJ's, but I was not prepared for the latest version. It picks up where the earlier version of the circuit left off...more of the great HJ tone, and somehow bigger. Now, the Wizard is a BIG sounding amp...huge in fact...but it's big in a different way. The mids of the HJ have more "throat" to 'em. The HJ has all of the attack of the Wizard, with added girth in the mids. The Wizard is slightly bigger on the bottom when both amps are diled in at noon. The HJ can get there, but you have to dial in more bass. These are admittedly similar animals...both having one foot in the Hiwatt camp when it comes to definition, clarity, and tightness. The Wizard has more of the Marshall thing going on, while the HJ sounds like a really sweet, dialed in Hiwatt that has been blessed by the Gods of girth and harmonic content. They would sound completely sick together. Harry's partner Geroge Scholz is back in limited production on the HJ amps, and is building them to the final version of the circuit that he and Harry had agreed on prior to Harry's death. They sound very similar to the original HJ'...the only discernable difference I have made so far is in the bigger, thicker sound of the midrange. It's also dead quiet...so quiet in fact that I thought it was broken when I first turned it on ...absolutely silent. I was able to get a lot of Rich Robinson-esque sounds going. I nailed his tone on "Places" straight away...which was something that I had hoped would be possible. The amp can be diled in for pulverizing vintage gain, or a very sweet, Gilmour-esque clean, and all points in between. It will take me a few more days of playing before I have it dialed in with my pedals, but when it comes to going straight into the amp, the Hj makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck in a good way.