Well finally pulled the trigger ordered this little thing today. I really would like to use my 2204 more for gigging... It's just such a cool amp...but I love the lead boost capabilities of the two channeled DSL.. By using this mod, I *may* be able to dial in the right amount of attack by experimenting with the amp's controls, then use my FD2 for a slightly louder, tighter lead boost. For those of you whom do not know what the Hotmod is... it's a device that plugs into the V2 preamp tube socket, in which has two preamp tubes allowing you to get twice the preamp gain in A single tube socket. Brilliant idea if you ask me. Google it if you do not know about it. @$200.. it's not too expensive either...and it does not in any way change the stock nature of the amp in any manner. It will be cool being to plug straight into my 2204, like my DSL without a pedal, and get high gain Marshall tones...BUT with a real 2204 800! I will be sure to post my thoughts and clips after I have had it for a spell.