So after enjoying an MG100dfx for a while and only ever having owned solid state amps, I thought it was time for a foray into the realm of Tubeworld. I wanted a combo and something gigable. Tried the dsl40C and loved it, but was stoked on the newer CR version cuz of the dual master volumes. So picked one up new @Guitar Center. Current promotion was 15% off if you trade something in. So I brought in a pedal, good enough! This is an amp I will own for a long long time. Clean to crunchy and everything in between, if I can't get the sound I need from this amp, I don't need it. I generally don't use effects or pedals, but I picked up the Marshall 6 button 91016 footswitch to use with it and it's awesome. Unlike the stock 2 button switch that only lets you toggle between channel one and two, the six button let's you select either setting within each channel, so the ability to change between clean, crunch, OD1 or OD2 at any time. Plus you can switch between the two master volumes within any setting for solo boosting without affecting tone, phenomenal. And if you do need to use the fx loop, the footswitch can turn that on and off too. Honestly, I don't know why something like this that opens up the true potential of the amp isn't included standard. One of the few areas of complaint about the DSL has been the reverb and, while I find it quite a bit less pronounced than the MG100dfx, l feel it's adequate. I see why this amp is a benchmark model that's consistently well reviewed, it's excellent.