Greetings. I didn't want to hijack any of the other threads on this amp, hence yet another. I just wanted to share some pictures of mine and maybe a sound clip if I can find some time this weekend to record it properly. Marshall tone is what I have found to work best for my application over the years because of their ability to cover so much ground. From the JTM45, 1986, 1992, 1987, 1959 to the 2204, 2203, 2205, 2210 circuits and beyond, the tone seems to just work for so many classic rock and other genres very well. Just think of how many styles by countless players using these circuits over the years have been presented and have become iconic. The tones have become benchmarks for countless amp designers with their own take as well. I'm a firm believer that tone starts with a good amp and not people's fingers. Yes folks can manipulate almost anything if they have the talent but how much more pleasing to the ear is it when the same talented folks play through good gear? Anyway, back to this Bugera. The amp sounds amazingly good. I, like many others here I'm sure, have been through many, many amps searching for tone that works for us. Personally I've had many Marshalls and boutique amps over the years in that search. I keep coming back to basic Marshall circuits in some form or another. It is my understanding that this circuit is the 1959 circuit with two of the inputs having a simple cascaded gain mod at different db levels, one input being normal, and one paralleled. I'm just scratching the surface of understanding circuits so I cant confirm that it is an exact 1959. Obviously it is physically different having these mods, a master, and the loop, but the rest I don't know about. Apparently, the schematics are hard to come by unless you are a certified repair shop or can physically trace it yourself. In any case, it sounds close enough to my ears that in a blind test I could not differentiate it from an actual Marshall. Leaving aside the component and assembly quality (which seem good to me, but not to Marshall standards) the tone is undeniable Marshall tone. The amp is loud. Frighteningly loud. As a matter of fact, I was playing it while a friend was adjusting the eq and volume once and after he made an adjustment and I inadvertently struck a couple strings, the SPL level startled me almost to the point that I felt like I got shocked. So to make it usable, I have pulled two power tubes, put a 12AT7 in the PI position, use the bottom right input (cascaded but -6db), and use the master but on 10. I also use a Ceriatone Kleinulator in the loop and adjust the send, return, and recovery accordingly. The cab is an Avatar with G12M-65s. Through a G12M-25 loaded 4x12 cab the amp sounds nothing short of stellar. But for gigging, I use the 2x12. I got the amp used for $200. The owner said it was a return as a result of the tolex bubbling. I planned to re-do the front anyway to match the Avatar cab that I re-grilled. It's not perfect but it looks good enough that I'm satisfied. Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement and provide somewhat of a PSA to all of you Marshall fanatics like me. Time will determine longevity but if it hangs in there, it will continue to be my main gigging amp. I only gig locally and transport my own gear but under different conditions, like a major tour in which gear is handled roughly, I might be somewhat concerned. However, I wound not hesitate to buy one or two more as backups at the current used prices. Even new prices are more than fair considering the tone and features of this model.