Well... it's on it's way but I thought I'd give a heads up to anyone considering one of these. Thomann in Germany has these at 136GBP (free postage) as opposed to most shops in the UK which have them for around 189GDP. That's a saving of ...er...er... 53 Earth Pounds... which isn't to be sniffed at. Thomann Champ 50xl This video (which has been posted before) convinced me... and it's worth watching all the way through as he tells you the settings he uses. Channel 2, gain on 10, Treble on 5 and Bass on 0 with a strip of gaffer tape across the central dome of the speaker for all the voices - he doesn't re-e/q each time. You can also see him work the volume knob and the picking dynamics and hear the changes.