As some of you guys may know, I've been wanting to get a Concorde for quite some time now... ever since Pete did those killing videos of his over one year ago. I could of had one.... twice by now, but I always ended up getting something else for some reason. First the UG-30 (which I love and use everyday) and then the JMI AC-15 twin (which I also love/hate )) and use everyday- best crunch ). Anywho, about what?... a month?... yeah, about that... about a month back (maybe a bit more) I put down a deposite w/ Ken & Gene @ Ultrasound for a custom finish Concorde, and it should be ready next month! Boy am I excited! When I went to pick up my UG-30 rig (the head and Bruno 4x12) I played the Concorde and a few real Trainwrecks (thank you, Gene!) as well as a KILLER early 60's slab fiesta red strat that Gene had just aqquired at the time... Anyways, when I played it (w/ a killer R9) I just KNEW that I had to have it. We had it loaded w/ some NOS Tubes that Gene had just taken out of one of his 'wrecks (I think it was George Lynch's old TW he took them out of) and we through it into fast mode and got it "up there", in terms of volume. Wow! Best Best BEST!!!! Dirty tone I've ever heard in MA LYFE!!! It was like "crap your pants" good. Seriously. So meaty and thick sounding. The perfect rock amp, as well as blues and all that other stuff. Despite people saying it's basically a rock amp, it's so much more! The cleans were killer, too- especially in gradual, I found. The amp also cleans up super well w/ a strat (didn't try w/ a LP)... Anyways, mine should be done soon, and I'm very excited. I'm gonna' be running it through my Bruno 4x12, which I had made for the Concorde last year (originally thought I was taking it home, but the UG30 cleans just pushed me towards it) which is loaded w/ 4 G12H30's and is done in a "vintage marshall" style, w/ original basketweave and all that jazz. Very cool cab, that is now fully broken in, thanks to my playing the UG30 day after day for a good 8 or so months now. It's gonna' feel great. The Concorde I'm getting, will be covered in "ivory bronco" tolex, which is a nice cream, off-white color. I really dig it. The front control pannel (and the back) won't be the normal concorde black, but it'll be the silver-ish one that you find on K60's. The knobs will be creme color, too. I'm just very excited and had to share!!! I can't wait and I'm uber-excited. I'd just like to thank Gene, Ken, Mike & Hogy, 'cause they've all been SUPER cool through the whole thing. I've known Ken & Gene for almost 2 years now, and it's my second purchase with them, and can honestly say that they're the best in the business. As for Mike & Hogy... They're just two really cool guys! I've exchanged several e-mails w/ Mike, and he was great to have taken on the task of doing a custom finish Concorde (it'll be the first one!)... Hogy is also a VERY cool cat, who agreed that it would be cool to name the amp after my grandmother, Rose. Add a bit of KF style to it. Anyways, as you can probably tell, I'm very excited! Sorry for no spacing or anything. Cheers, Marko M. P.S. I think I'm also gonna' want a K60 eventually, and a K80 if I ever find one... P.S.S. What tubes do you guys say are best to run in the Concorde? Gene said he'll hook me up some killer NOS tubes, but was just wondering what you guys would say.