I posted a few months back, I went ahead and purchased this amp. Now I thought, all marshall where made in England, thats another topic, I m not really that happy with this amp. Dont get me wrong for a tube amp its there. But We all want the marshall sound. it just doesnt give me that crunch and when I want that heavy lead screaming sound. It doesnt even get there. Im looking for that sound I got from my jcm2000 dsl 50 wt. I purchased that new in 2008 or so, it was the last one in stock at a mom and pop music store, the guy gave it to me for a nothing. I love the sound, I was living in the rural area so along as my family was out I could turn it up to get that sound. I was hoping I could still get that sound with this 5 watt. If I got to use pedals to get that sound , why bother paying marshall prices ? Plus, im a natural tube sounding kind of guy . I was wondering if some of those hand-wire 20 wt heads are any good, they are pricey too, I just dont want to lay out $1200 bucks and be in the same boat. Perhaps, i need to keep working on this amp, I only have it turned up the 1 wt mode. AT 5 watts its lound. I remember with my jcm2000, it seamed like for the first month or so the sound was boxy and not that smooth marshall hum that we all come to love. No matter how good you are, when your playing through that jcm2000 turned up, you sound like rock star. Even all those sloppy mis-placed notes sound right on. Some one told me try to run it through a bigger cabinet. I have the combo . I might try that. thanks to all for reading this and appreciate all the the advice.