Ok I'm gonna keep this short and to the point (I hope)... So after going through numerous high-end amps trying to find something that had a unique tone that would actually cut through in a mid-high gain setting, I kept buying and selling and getting more frustrated. That has now ended. I was in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago seeing a friend's band play, and we had a few hours to kill before sound check, so we hit up one of the local GC's. I thought I'd just check out the guitars because I knew what amps GC carried, and I'd been through many of them and wasn't satisfied, so didn't care to search for an amp there. Luckily they had a few used PRS guitars, so I wanted to try them out, and found a Tiny Terror combo which I love the tone of, so I started jamming. Just as I was about to finish and head out, I turned around and to my surprise, there was a used VHT D60 Head. I'd played one years ago when they first came out, as I heard that Unearth (big metal band) was playing them live and always liked their stuff. So anyway, I thought this was strictly a metal amp. Boy was I wrong! I was pressed for time so I played it real quick on the high gain settings, and loved it for a metal tone. I didn't think at the time that this would be "the one" I'd been searching for, but for the price that they were asking I figured I'd snag it just to have it around. Ended getting them to knock off $100. So I scored it for $799. Took it home, started messing with it ended up finding out it had a bad tube which is why the lower/mid gain settings were lacking. Just got the new tube in the other day, replaced it... MAIN POINT: WOW! I can't get over how killer this amp is! This thing nails older Marshall Plexi tones, beautiful overdrives, killer rock tones, all the way to the most amazing metal tone I've ever heard. Every knob does exactly what it's supposed to do, without effecting things it shouldn't. I've never played an amp, listened to it, wanted to adjust something, and went to the knob that was supposed to adjust it and had it do JUST that. This amp is set up so perfectly, with NO BS. It's the most versatile non-clean amp I've ever played, and it's extremely responsive to the volume knobs on my guitar. I'm so pleased with this amp. It's THE ONE!