Came across a great deal on a custom 40. Got to try it last night at low volumes and playing along with a band. Wow, this amp is very full. Has the Marshall character but Doug took it further. This amp has a nice 3D quilty, nice top end, tight bottom and plenty of it if you need it. I found I backed the bass off more than I usually do. The 40 is the perfect vloume for me. Took pedals really well. Actually had more gain than I was expecting. Cleaned up real well with the volume The amp's build quality is top notch. You can tell Doug takes pride in his work. Again not nocking other builders..... Splawn, Diezel, Dr Z, Mojave, Soldano, Aiken, Fusch, etc etc all are of the same obession to detail. Nice work guys! Over all in the honeymoon faze Im very happy. When I asked my friend who plays also what he thought of the Roccaforte he said "I think it Rocks-aloty." Going to run a dual amp set up with my Z28. Should be fun.