Well - UPS delivered this yesterday quite late (around 7:30) to my pad: Finally got some time today to fire her up. Man,..seriously,...the tone is ****ing sick. It's mostly Marshall in it's character but there's some AC30'ishness with a bit of Hiwatt karang. It's spongy feeling but firm,....hard to describe -- you can dig in but it bounces back quickly. It can be dialed in a bunch of different ways too -- it's got a three way bright switch -- normal, upper mid emphasis, and added treble. It's also got a gain boost switch, kick that in and you're in modded-JCM800 territory really quick,...plenty of gain for hard rock bordering on classic sounding metal. The cabinet is gorgeous -- Plenty of lowend thump -- I a/b'd it with my Bogner OS 2x12 loaded with WGS Veteran 30's. Not quite as big sounding as the Bogner but very close -- the Veteran 30's have more midrange and are smoother on top when compared to the Vintage Purples. The Power Scaling is very cool -- gets a bit fizzy at really low levels with too much gain but with the Cut control and tapering back the Treble it can be tamed. So you can operate the amp three different ways: Non-Master Vol Master Vol Power Scale Pretty ****ing cool. Loved all the guitars I used -- Tele, SG Classic (P90s) and my Guild S-100. Lots of tones and options -- just gotta tweak a bit when going from single coils to P90s to humbuckers. Anyway - I have a new toy to play with. Next will be the Reeves Custom 30 1x12 combo. Oh and BTW, best customer service ever -- Bill at Reeves read a thread here that I was getting the Custom 18. He PM'd me outta the blue and offered to email me a manual, how cool is that?