Another 25 watt D-Lux owner. I have the head version and can run it through different cabs. It sound especially good thru a 3x10 cab I put together for it. I love this amp! It really shines with a Tele bridge pickup, but sounds killer no matter the guitar. My experience with Jim was the same - pleasant. He runs a tight ship, does what he says he'll do and finishes on time. He kept me updated with pics of my build along the way. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a custom built amp. There is a world of different tones when working with the two volume controls. The unused channel volume seems to have the most gain in the middle of the dial and two very different cleans at the ends. Also try the different inputs as well.