Today, my new baby arrived with the DHL man. A new Onyx Sig, dressed in blonde tolex with a maroon grille. Do these things look great in blonde! I couldn't WAIT to plug in and play! As you guys probably know, the Onyx is a lot like the Custom Reverb, but it's set up differently. It's still my favorite TR model, and yeah, the CR is hot right now, but this is a great amp. It's very, very versatile. I pretty much played all afternoon, at least 'til my ears started to fade... This is a fantastic example of the breed. It has a very sweet, singing clean, and the gain channel can do just about anything I need it to do. Bill tweaked the bias on this one (don't ask me what he did, it was way over my head), and it dials up the nicest "edge of grit" tone I have ever been able to coax out of an amp. If this ain't the holy grail (for me), well podnah, I dunno what is. These are the tones I hear in my head, and I can get them with ridiculous ease from this amp. As with my previous Onyx Sig, the gain controls on both channels are remarkably adjustable. There is no single "sweet spot"; instead, I find there is a wide range of gain that works for each channel, which translates to the ability to drive the amp in a unique way for each tune's needs. And once again, the tone controls are musical throughout the range of adjustment, not just at one setting (this is really important to me. But I digress). I ran the amp through the Mesa widebody 112 with Mesa Black Shadow 90 installed. This is a nice speaker for the kind of music I play; though not quite as sweet as the TR speaker cab, it's good for an indie rock sound, and not too shabby for blues, etc. Until I can afford to add the TR cab, it'll do. Anyway, I just wanted to share the love. Gonna be LOUD at Chez Schefman this weekend!