Went to the GC on 635 today, and in their little sound room, they had a few Friedman's, including the Steve Stevens model, the 20 watt (Pink Taco), and the Brown Eye 100 watt head (which is what I plugged into). It was on top of a Friedman 412 with Greenbacks and V30's. This was the first time I've actually played a Friedman, and I have to say, I now get what you guys have been talking about. Five 12ax7's gave it some great gain, not over the top crazy, but just right. I played it through a 2016 SG Standard. What a pair. Even turned up a bit, there was no hiss or noise, but when you struck some chords, man did that thing come alive. I don't think I'm in love with the $3700 price tag yet, but I'm warming up. Honestly, I've always thought "just how good can this sound?". Wow, it sounds good. Really good. I need to climb out from under this rock a bit more. I don't think I need another 100 watt head, but I would like to give the 20 watt a try (Pink Taco, I believe?). Hoping the 20 watt has a similar sound. For that tone, I don't mind paying the $1300 (I hope its similar to the Brown Eye!).