There is another thread comparing the Kingsnake, The Mark I and the Mark IIC+ to see which one is the best Boogie. I posed the question as to why the Mark III doesn't seem to get any respect around these parts. I wonder why that is? FWIW, I have a Mark III Blue Stripe Simul-class combo with the graphic EQ and loaded with the EV 12L. I fought with that amp big time. Once I removed all the Chinese 12 AX7's, put my cocktail of pre-amp tubes and put Wing "C" 6L6's and EL 34's in it, the amp really smokes. My neighbor has a Mark III Blue Stripe Simul Class long head with graphic EQ with a Mesa 4X12 cab with Celestions and EV's in it. He had the same issues. I am wondering if the Chinese tubes really ruined the street cred of the Mark III's with the TGP crowd. What say you?