Quote from "The History of Marshall" by Michael Doyle "[...] Naturally there are many modern Marshalls that can come close to approximating the Bluesbreaker sound but the most surprising one is the old 5005 (Lead 12) solid-state combo so beloved by Billy F Gibbons. He recorded such guitar greats as "My Head's in Mississippi" with this amp, and I am eternally in his debt for bringing it to my attention!." I have one of the newer models (2 outputs in the front panel) but lot of people says the early models (1 outout) sound much better. Have you tried them? Yesterday I bought one of the early ones for a ridiculous price (40$) that should arrive here very soon. I will A/B them keeping you posted.