Great price at GC, as some have noted. This amp is perfect for my son's style of music (power punk/emo rock), it's capable of some really good rock tones. There is a ton of flexibility, several levels of gain, a half power switch, choice of rectifiers, the usual Mesa features and quality. A cool thing is that the amp is dead quiet, even at 100 watt settings on the channels, and even with the gain up and the masters at club levels. I expected the usual background noise, and it just wasn't there. You have to figure that whoever designed this thing was thinking. In all, it seems nicely made, sounds good, and looks pretty cool IMHO. IMHO Mesa did a nice job with the amp. In some ways, it reminds me of a Bogner Ecstasy (don't jump all over me, that's the impression I got listening to him play for awhile with a Gibson with 'buckers, and yes, there are of course differences). The Mesa is more raw and there is the Mesa family sound, of course. This amp has "cut" up the wazoo; it would easily stand out in a band setting, and even be able to cut a sonic swath through the standard Triple Recto chord moosh. I'd recommend to anyone considering a high gain, EL34 amp, who didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. My son is thrilled with it.