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This amp was on my "want" list not my "need" list. I love the headroom it has and the sweet sound it has. It's the 2005 hand wired head so it's sweeter than a normal 1959. It's a basic no frills amp. Like my 2061, I jump the channels together now so I can adjust out the sometimes piercing shrillness of the stratocaster. This amp is loud. This amp makes the vibro king seem normal, and that's a loud amp. Seriously, without some attenuation it would be very difficult to use this anywhere but outside and stadiums. It's playable at lower levels but it's not warm until you get the volume up to around 4. At at that volume it's unbearable in a confined space. I'm going to try putting the cabinet on it's back to see if that works so the sound it's jetting forward in a deafening way. I'm only running it through a Marshall 2 12 cabinet. I can't imagine a 4 12. Don't get me wrong I love this amp and I'll keep it for life. But if you are pondering one and trying to justify how you will use it in your rig playing small venues, borrow one before you buy. Still, it's the real thing everyone lusts after. Dynamic, responsive, warm and loud, really, really loud.