Guys, I have been playing TopHat amps for gigging and recording purposes since the end of 1998. I have owned ten different TopHats, and have enjoyed each one of them. Never, ever had a problem with one of Brian's amps on stage, in the studio, or at home - and they have always delivered the goods for my style and type of playing. I've seen the company grow from a very small boutique shop, into a company that has been around for more than ten years now - and has sold (if I recall correctly) well in excess of a thousand units. Not bad, considering TopHat rarely - if ever - advertisies in any of the industry rags. Brian and his company have managed to build a pretty loyal following, mainly through word-of-mouth, great tone, and stellar build quality. When the Supreme 16 was announced a few months back (a cool thing for TopHat users), I stayed away from the hype - preferring to let my own ears determine whether or not I liked the amp. When I found out a couple days ago that there were a couple Supreme 16's at Make 'n Music, I called Teddy. He said yesterday that the store was sort of quiet, and invited me down to put the amp through its paces. I've known Teddy for years, and he knows I have been a TopHat user for a long time. So I went to the store, and Teddy set me up in their largest listening/demo room. I played a cream/black Supreme 16 head through a 65 Amps open back bottom loaded with a G12H30 and Celestion Blue. This is close to the same speaker configuration as TopHat's 2x12 cabinet that is made specifically for the S16 (TopHat's is open back and loaded with a Heritage H and Blue). I played both sides of the amp - the full e.q. side as well as the EF86 side. Spent about 45 minuted with the amp. It was just me, my 3 pickup Suhr T and the S16. Guys, I was shocked. I mean absolutely shocked. It was, literally, one of the absolute best sounding amps I have ever played through in my 30 years of messing around with guitar. I hate using cliches - but the harmonic richness and bloom with this amp is stellar. At about 1/3 volume (Gain set at about 3 o' clock), chords and single notes just blossomed....and tailed off into beautiful harmonics. Just fantastic overall sound. Some of you may have heard about the amp being about 15 watts. Do NOT let that fool you. At about`1/2 volume, the amps was really loud - easily usable for gigging - especially if you are being mic'd at a larger venue. Anyway, I can see why Brian Gerhard - and cats like Cliff C and Stu - are singing the praises of this amp. I could go on for hours about it, but I have already taken enough of your time. Just a great, great amp IMHO. And as usual, Teddy and the boys at Make 'n Music were extremely gracious hosts. Kudos to Brian G., and "thank you" to Teddy.