Picked this amp up used a few days ago despite the "bad" reviews on YouTube. Got a nice deal out of it so I reckoned, if it sounds like crap I will just use the cab & transformers to build something else. Plugged it in... meeeh. Sounds like crap. Anything I tried sounded flat, dead, neurotic and fizzy. And I was thinking to myself, well how in the hell can a SE amp sound like hot garbage when almost all the SE amps that I own sound great. It cannot be only the speaker. And then it struck me - the difference between my other amps and this one is the EQ stack. Knowing that EQ sections usually "cut" the signal, I thought that if I turned everything up (essentially reducing this cut to a minimum), the signal would be "preserved". And boy oh boy was I right. Turning the TMB all the way up transformed this little hot piece of garbage into a "Marshall style Champ"! And with the tilt control, you essentially have the "Tone" control which Champ actually does not have. With the TMB all the way up, there is no bad setting on this amp!! So guys...Turn the EQ to 11 and enjoy!