In need of an amp, I was going to get a DSL40C, but ran across a CL listing for a VM combo for an unheard of $550, which is the same price I was going to pay for a dent n' scratch DSL from AMS. Since I basically lived on the Green Crunch channel using the DSL as a single channel amp I jumped at the chance to pick up a VM, one of which I owned about 2 years ago. Has 2 small tears in the tolex but the grill cloth and everything else is great. The purple jewel light even works! What I like about these VM's is the throaty overdriven sound without the bloated bass of a JTM45.