I bought this for cheap as a B stock item. The only thing I can see is the plastic face has a scratch on it, but thats it. The good: Lightweight -Comes with a carrying bag -Small and compact -Looks beautiful -Making presets is a breeze -Built in effects are good, especially the gate -Good cleans -Individual notes sound really good on the ultra channel, much better than my Peaveys -The foot controller seems like it would be a great add-on The bad: NOT ENOUGH GAIN ON TAP A few people have said this before and it is true. Is it strictly because of the EL84's? Why would they put those tubes in there? Because people dont want all that gain?? Just turn the gain down FFS. Why would those tubes be anywhere then if it cant have as much gain as my cheap ass Valveking? I really just dont get it. If this amp could deliver the same face-melting distortion as my Peavey amps, then I would say bye to Peavey and probably never look back. But since its missing this one HUGE characteristic, Im already considering sending it back. What else I noticed, it has a very boomy sound paired with my 4x12 mesa cab...so I dont know if that has anything to do with it. I have to turn the bass knob and resonance practically all the way down to get it where I like it. Much more boom and "whompf" than my VK. But this amp, lacking the bone crushing gain, and with its boominess, even with the built in boost engaged, sounds like an unboosted Peavey. I desired this amp because of all minimalistic approach of having everything built in....and its great for that. If it had more crushing gain I would give this amp 100 A+'s and say hands down, this is my dream come true; but since it doesnt I have to give it a B+. Is there anything that can be done, without using extra pedals, to give this amp the balls it deserves? Better tubes? Why in bloody hell doesn't this amp have the balls it deserves to have? Do I really have to return this and get an Invective for a bunch more money that I dont feel like spending right now? What I dont want is cables and pedals everywhere, so the Invective would cover that ground minus built in chorus, etc. Anyway, I will still play around with it but when I plugged my VK back in I was like yep theres the gain I love for chugs. Bittersweet purchase anyways, and it is in fact a great amp! Just not quite all the way there .