I'll be honest. I am one of the outcasts. The freaks. Tried the 800/2203/2204 series years ago, they didn't do it for me. After being on this forum for a few years... I was ready to give that series a go...again. I build a 2204. To the Marshall spec. Again, that amp just ain't me. So I did what we all do...or try to do. I rebuilt in in my taste ans I am very satisfied. I can get it to sound right close to my JVM 205 or back down to the 2204 it started as.