Ok -- I finally got to spend some quality time with my new Reeves Custom 30 1x12 combo. Just to refresh you memory, here's a pic a posted in my "arrival" thread of this beauty: Well, what can I say other than the tone is really quite stunning and that I don't deserve an amp that sounds this good. Hahaha. The analogy I heard of this amp being a cross between a DR504 and a JTM45 I would say is pretty spot on. It actually has more of that Hiwatt "KARANG" than I expected. Absolutely great crunch tones, fantastic actually,...and it sounds great with all the guitars I tried -- Tele, SG Classic w/P90s and my Explorer fitted w/Rio Grande BBQ bridge and Texas neck. I know this sounds cliche' but the tone is very transparent and really lets the character of the guitar show through - more than any other amp I've owned. I would say it doesn't have a whole lot of clean heardroom -- it can be dialed in for a very nice clean tone but this amp wants to roar and seems a bit restrained in it's delivery when dialed in clean. The Power Scaling a wonderful -- at extreme levels it fizzes out the tone a slightly so it's better used at moderate levels. If you have your own room to play in you can dial in a good room sound and not disturb anyone all that much. When run wide open it's loud, but not as loud as I thought it would be, so it will be interesting to see how it performs in a live/band setting. The reverb is nice -- not Fender swimming in the surf reverb but very nice non-the-less. Not sure how much I'll use it with this amp though. I was surprised at well it handled dirt boxes out front with a good amount of gain already dialed in on the amp. I've hit it with both my OCD and Crunch Box (both the the gain knobs fairly low) with very nice results. The Crunch Box turns this amp into quite the fire breathing beast -- pushes it very close to metal territory and tights up the bottom end, and still quite clear and fat. Bill said the Vintage Purple speaker takes a good 75-100 hrs to break in, and I can tell now it's a bit stiff and on the brighter side. I'm sure it will warm up as time goes on. The lowend is strong and stays pretty firm until you use extreme amounts of gain. I also heard that this amp was on the darker side, but I've got to disagree -- it's got a good amount of bite. When I use one of my Tele's I was using the Cut knob a good bit to tame the top end. Anyway -- I don't know what else to say. Overall I would say the Custom 30 is not ultra-versatile, but it's got it's own special character and the tones in it are tops. I need to spend more time with her, but it get's the ole - :AOK for now. The real test with be with the band.