Well, since I found out my Wizard order was going to take longer than expected, I decided to pull the trigger on a Roccaforte Custom 80 that was for sale on the forum. I play heavy blues, old school classic rock/ hard rock to 80's shred. My amp style is definitely in the Marshall flavor, and have been through more amps than I care to mention, but I felt I needed to pause with this purchase to give credit where credit is due. First off, I was fortunate enough to come across one of those rare JCM 800 that just "HAS IT" a while back, and no matter what boutique amp I purchased to A/B it against, none sounded near as good to me. After a quick A/B with the Custom 80, I realized that I finally had a serious contender here. After a few hours of some high volume jamming with some killer players I can honestly say that IMHO this is one of the few boutique amps that sound as good if not better than a great sounding Marshall. -This amp has BIG BALLS! With the bass set at noon, the amp has the perfect amount of tight thunderous lowend not found on any stock Marshall I've ever played. - (This may not be a good point for others, but for me it's a big plus) The amp is very unforgiving. If your not a polished lead guitarist, you might feel your fighting with the amp because even at higher gain levels the amp has a clear, unforgiving hardness to it that won't hide any sloppy playing. - It's can get that awesome AC/DC crunchy growl of a good Marshall. You know what I'm talking about here..... So many Marshall style amps just don't produce this great rhythm tone, but the Custom 80 just ooozes this Great Rock & Roll crunch. - The amp cleans up very nicely with your guitars volume control, and the cleans are very nice. For soloing, just kick in your favorite overdrive pedal (loves pedals) and have some fun! Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this amp, and now I'm very interested in trying some of Doug's lower wattage models. Even though the amp has an excellent master volume, It sounds even sweeter with the power tubes cooking a bit. Anyone been through a few Roccaforte's with the same music style that can point me towards my next Roccaforte purchase?