I remember playing a new Korg AC30 with blues about 15 years ago and I was floored! I played it loud and I've never heard anything else sound like that since. That being said I finally bought a 1995 Korg reissue AC30TB with blues today. Here I am 15 years later, finally with my own Korg AC30TB with blues. I don't care if it's heavy. I don't care that is doesn't have a gain knob. I don't care that it doesn't have reverb, or that the tolex is beat up. All I care about is that when I played through it I heard that exact tone that was in my head from 15 years ago. So I got it home tonight and played it for about an hour with and without an OCD. I got yelled at by my wife because the sound was coming up from the basement and that's all they could hear. It's loud, really loud. Then I carried it up to my bedroom and almost killed myself. It's heavy, really heavy. I tried my pedal board with it. This is the same pedal board use with my DRRI every Thursday and Sunday. But with the Vox it hisses. In fact the Vox is hissy. But this amp sounds unbelievable! I must find a way to make it work for me. Urgh! Loud, heavy, hissy. What can I do?