Sometime when you are not looking for something it finds you. I have not been here much between work, 4 teenagers, and my beautiful wife...life comes at you fast. When it does come to guitar I spend more time playing than thinking or talking about gear. My current amps (DSL 50 and Baron Snott Watt) are head/cab and a pain to lug if you go anywhere. SO a combo amp has been in the back of my mind for quite sometime. A couple days ago I came across this and it followed me home. My intent was to have an amp that with the guitar is one trip from the car to wherever I'm going. Initial thoughts...it's heavy (about 50lbs) with massive Classic Tone transformers and choke. It is the fullest sounding 1x12 combo I have ever owned. The 55w Small Block speaker sounds like a quad greenbacks to me. At 50w it's loud but sounds great through the volume range. Initially I bypassed the effects loop but now use the loop master which I think it sounds better at lower volumes. Unfortunately it does not have a footswitch. What I do have I use for channel and gears but can't change OD1 or OD2. Not sure which if nothing plugged into A or if you change it and unplug does it stay? I just leave it alone and don't think about it using my guitar volume to go from semi clean, crunch, to lead tone. Clean channel is great! I run a wah and tuner out front with no real plans for anything else. I have always liked the Quickrods I've played and this reminds me of them.