I believe it. One of my very good friends has been GASing for a Road King ever since I’ve known him as a do it all amp. I keep encouraging him to get one, but he’s a full time recording engineer and spends all of his money on high end audio gear.Early rectos were all over the place. I was able to try one when a tech brought one back from tour to share with a friend of mine and I played it at his place, I play a Road King, use the EL34 on vintage mode into a cabinet with Greenbacks. It's just about the least "Recto" tone you'll hear come out of one of their amps.