I traded a partscaster that I recently built for a Carr Mercury 8 watt amp today. A lot of us trade, up or down, just because we want something new to play (with) and screw with. We both feel like we won on this deal, this amp is insane. He loves the Telecaster. The attenuated feature in this amplifier makes it 8 watt, 2 watt, .5 watt, or 1/10th watt. In the 8 watt mode, it's pretty friggin' loud. Nice breakup. I just got it home and I've been screwing around with it. I love it so far, but you real players know what I mean about new gear. We're always chasing tone. I think it's like Christmas morning every time I get a new toy.