Although I bought this amp a while ago I usually play through my 1965 Fender Princeton. Well last night I took the 1964 Super to the Blues jam which has crept up in volume enough that the Princeton was no longer able to keep up. This Super does not have alnicos but original Jensen C10Q in it. Since my tele currently is running 11 guage flatwounds I took my rarely used strat instead with bendier roundwound 10's on it. Only effect at times is an old 808 Tubescreamer. I was amazed that for this gig the tone was perfect. It is the first time I have ever played out with it. I think it will get more use at the louder venues. Thick tone. I need to clean the pots though and give it a checkup. I love these old amps.