I picked one of these up while on tour this summer in a junk shop for very cheap as it was cosmetically very beat up, but internally the amp was fine. I was amazed at the tone, considering the reputation they seem to get online. I now use it as a backup to my deluxe reverb even though I own a blues jr, this peavey amp is amazing for a solid state modeling amp, and especially for the price. While it doesn't have that sparkle given only by tube amps, this thing is certainly loud enough for my needs, and sounds great if raised off the ground and tweaked with. definitely a hidden gem among the solid states out there.