Hi, I'm a proud new owner of a Marshall HW 1974X. I've been wanting one for ages and finally found a used one in moint condition for a great price. I've been jamming a lot and found loads of nice tones. I was wondering how other owners use theirs... Which channel do you primarily use? Do you jump the channels with a patch cable? If so, which channel do you insert your guitar into? At what levels do you play? If you jump channels which channel is louder? I most often jump channels plugging first into the tremolo channel which I run at about 3-4 and the normal channel at around 6. Sounds tremendous with my Gibson Les Paul R8. My strat sounds fantastic too, and no need to fool around with the tone control on the amp, I can just swap guitars on the trot. Great! B.T.W. Have you ever experienced the volume decresing while jumping channels if the two channels are at the same volume? I.e. say your normal channel is set to 5 and the tremolo at 3. That's pretty loud already, but bring the tremolo channel up to 5 to and as the volume bears on to the 5 position the volume dies out a bit. Normal?