Okay, so it's been a week already but I figured no one would know what NAW was. Joined the Bandit Club already and await my membership card. It's a Craigslist score: $100. Had 5 years of dust in the tolex but that cleaned up quickly. Looks almost new now. I did extensive research on the Google Interweb Machine, read every review, saw all the youtubes, figured it was what I needed since my ZT Lunchbox is starting to blink out. That has been a solid amp for years, no complaints there. Anyway.
So for a C note, I got a great amp, takes my pedals well, ear bleeding loud, and although I don't know the technology behind the Transtube circuitry, I do know it sounds amazing. And I don't even touch the Lead channel. The clean channel and your favorite dirt pedal is all you need. Just an incredible amp.
The Bandit has to be the bargain of the century for quality gigable amps. I just can't get enough of it. I feel like I've been let in on a secret.