I've had some quality time with my Mark I reissue. I spent week one plugging straight in and looking for how many great tones I could get that way in both inputs. As it turns out it does bright/Fendery and mid/Marshally very well. I bought some 6L6s for it (I received it with 6V6s) and have had a hard time trying to bring myself to put them in. This week I put every dirt pedal in front of it I could and was equally happy. My old FZ-1A worked surprisingly well in both channels. The Keeley Java was another particular favorite; WOW! The Keeley Fuzz Head also worked very well with all settings on both germanium and silicon. I could go on and on but these three were my favorites. As I get older I absolutely love lower/mid gain amps. I know many TGP'ers view this as a high gain amp but compared to amps I've owned it's a mid gainer. So now that I've raved about it I have what I view as a valid three part question: has anyone here compared the original vs the reissue directly? If so, what are the tonal differences? For bonus points, would it be worth it to pony up for an original?