After a 15 year search, I believe I have found my amp. I'll save you from the 50+ amps I've gone through. The Mark III is as advertised. Raw, aggressive and some how can still be warm sounding. I've heard for years these amps are hard to dial in & it's not much a channel changing amp. Well, if you only need 2 channels it's perfect. And it took me about 7 minutes to dial in. The manual is a handy tool. This amp gives me confidence in my tone like nothing else I've played thru. I love the fact that the channels have a similar voice. Cleans by the way are great! I'll still use my TS-9 or OD pedal for a boost if needed. It doesn't need it, but live it will help. I'll be recording with it soon. Amp only with no pedals for almost everything. Thanks to TGP for all the posts on this amp and others I've owned over the years. I had a phone conversation with the past owner that was beyond helpful. Great dude, knows more about Mark III's than all the Mesa techs combined..