I pulled the trigger on a new Humbolt Hotrod Blues Jr. III today! I have been toying with the idea of a Blues Jr a couple of years now, and I'm glad I finally did it! I've put her thru the paces, and I'm very happy with the tone. I've been playing thru a Mesa 50W single rectifier that sits on a 4X12 cabinet. My Mesa is sort of the holy grail for me, and I'm surprised at how much I like the B-Jr! In fact, I'll say the Humbolt Hotrod BJRIII has more bite and sparkle, and overall I like the clean better than my Mesa! Plus, I wont freak people out if I show up at the open mic coffee house gigs carrying the BJR. Lugging the Mesa around kills my back..... I haven't set up my OD pedal, but I have been able to get some nice dirty sounds by tweaking the knobs. For now, I'm stoked!!