So I'm totally not good enough to play on an amp like this but I bought it anyway. I've been listening to a Japanese band, 'Siam Shade' for about 10 years. They're one of the reasons I learned Japanese and am fluent today. Their guitarist has a really great sound, techinique, and tone. Part of his sound comes from his amp. As I've tried to emulate his sound over the years it's always been... just .. off. After months camping on craigslist, yesterday I finally found and bought the amp I've been looking for. Say hello to my Mesa Boogie Mark III (red stripe)! This thing is SOOOOO loud. It's only a matter of time before the cops come tell me to turn it down. Bahahahaha!!!