I know people know this, but when shopping fo ran amp, start off with what the manufacturer designed the amp around, if this doesn't work chances are it's not the amp for you. I got a Mesa Tremoverb a while back, then decided to get a 2x12. The guy had a ASW KTS70 also so I got it as well. Pretty soon I got another because the clean sound was so nice. The problem was the lead sound never was right, I tried tubes, extreme settings everything. Listed the amp to sell, but decided to get a V30 as this is what's in the combo. Soon as I did that and compared it to the KTS in the same cabinet I knew immediately what needed to happen. Both KTS70 speaker swere sold and I now have the amp sounding like it was meant to. What a badass amp!