A little belated for me. I have had this MKIII for about a year now. I always wanted a JCM900 combo and when I saw this pop up in Canada I jumped on it. For me it has all the things I could ever need in an amp without being overly complicated. I have fired it up a few times with the combo speaker but for the most part I'm using it to direct record with a Torpedo Captor and Wall of Sound. I love the sound with just the preamp gain. It really nails a 70's rock tone. As you roll up the gain sensitivity it really thickens up the tone and starts to roar. I've also found the presence control on this amp really gives you a lot of versatility. With both gains set at about half with the prescence set high it easily gets into metal territory. Rolling back the presence doesnt change the gain structure but rounds off the tone in a way that sounds great for stoner rock.