In a relatively short time (and for reasons even I'm not sure of), I've run my way through a number of amps in search of the one. I'm barely even capable of being defined as a guitarist (a bassist who wants more to keep me occupied), so it was kind of odd that I ended up here... but the heart wants what it wants! This whole journey started with me wanting a small guitar combo to noodle around on. The sound in my head was that high gain beefiness from the 90s and 00s, and I figured I may be able to find it with something lesser. Starting with lower wattage amps and messing with attenuators was fun, but didn't get me there. I even started dabbling in the vicious habit that is pedals... but nothing seemed to scratch the itch just right. I'd played a VHT Pittbull 45 combo years ago and loved it, that was a benchmark in my head. But the search for one to try nowadays was coming up with nothing. An amp expert friend of mine said that the sound I wanted was likely a Mesa Boogie Recitfier amp of some sort. And searching through "what amp was played on _______" kept yielding the result of "Mesa Boogie Dual Rec". As cool as that would be, I was not ready to go the whole hog on a 100w head and cab. He pointed this one out to me and it was semi local. Worst case, I go try it and it wasn't quite what I want, right? Well... I think it's what I've been chasing. Immediately, I knew it. The sound is there, the controls work very well for me, it honestly feels and sounds like an amazing amp, even for a hack such as myself. What a fun way to blow my original budget WAY out of the water! True, it's bigger and heavier than I was initially looking for. And I can barely see these knob settings with this style of knob. But I could use the exercise, I don't play out with it and will likely only go to jams infrequently at this point. And I can swap out knobs for something my failing eyes can see better OR learn to adjust them with my ears instead of my eyes. Either is a reasonably simple fix (if you don't mind changing 17 knobs, that is). But yeah, this thing may be the amp I've been wishing for since forever. So many tonal options at my fingertips. I'll likely need to start keeping track of particular settings because a lot of them sound incredible.