and it's appearing to be one bad ass &itch! Still waiting on the footswitch..should have it by early next week. But I have had some time to experiment with it some more. It's pretty damn mean sounding if you want it to be. Not much extraneous noise either...no where near what some of the complaints I've read are. Running some new Mullard EL-34s (RIs), Raytheon BPs in V1 and 2, Chinese in the other 3 positions.. Running through a nice all Birch 1960a with a mixture of 75s and 30s. This baby has got some stones man...different from my other amps, but every bit as good, and I like it more then the Jube I sold off to help get it. Very organic sounding...nice and crunchy warm and loud.. So like the amp does not require any OD pedals, but wow man, hit it conservatively with a clean boost and gets brutal quick.....drop D and drop tunings this way are scary..lol Also, the more I play through it, and unlike the DSL, I don't think it needs any modifications. I was going to order a 10hy choke, and I still might (assuming GC makes good on their promise to ship me a footpedal). It sounds damn good stock! This could be my go to amp now...I can only imagine how cool it will be once I get the footswtich and set it up for live performance... So far no regrets.