I've got one music gear guru friend with a lot of connections (let's be honest, we all have one!) and he informed me of a mint Dr. Z in my little city for a good price. Went over, played it, loved it and took it home! With my Hilotrons it actually gets very Fender-ish but with a bit more mids and that cliche word "chime" when working with any amp equipped with EL-XX power tubes. I'm in a very small minority I think that likes the sound of a pedal overdrive/distortion over an amplifiers, but this one sounds great cranked. Excellent, excellent amp and unfortunately I think I might have to find my little Princeton a new home!