Everything it's made out to be and more
To get that amazing Marshall break up tone you have to run it about 7-10. Well going through even a 2x12 this is amazingly loud (doesn't even go to 11!).
That being said, this amp is amazing. I was debating on swapping the 5881s for KT88s but I love it as is. I may still try it just for fun but it needs no mods or upgrades. Just unbelievably good tone.
I also didn't understand why people would jump the channels, but after fiddling around for a few days it's really a good combo of channel 1 & 2 that you can get. Not quite as bright but not too dark either, just right!
Ryan Clapper is my rockin sales guy, don't be afraid to ask for him as he's always on the ball for me and my gear needs. I never understood why people would comment about their sales guy, well once you've got your own, it feels like 1970s levels of service instead of what you typically get today.