A few weeks ago I purchased one of the last two remaining (discontinued) Marshall 1973x's from SW. Both were B stock and were marked down into used territory. My amp came packaged (and smelling as new!) in the original box with all the tags and most importantly the five year warranty. Of course a few days after I hit the button the zero percent promotion went from 24 months to 36! Sound wise plugged straight in it's not too far off from my HW tweed Bassman clone. Great blues amp. Maybe a tad more thump from the 12's. I love amps that straight in at low to medium volumes can get nice, rich, harmonically interesting tones from my both my Strat and the neck position of my LP. This amp does that in spades and with a decent taper on the volume knob. The two channels are voiced distinctly different. The normal side with just vol/tone is drier, has more low end and more gain. Here I prefer the tone high up around 3/4's. Once past that to maxed out the amp's tone changes where you can hear all the low end being sucked out. My feeling is when the amp is cranked up into OD this is where it might sound best, retaining clarity and tightness. The channel with the tremolo is bright and spanky. The tone knob anywhere from 9 O'clock to 2 O'clock yields nice results. The tremolo is a nice feature. I'm no expert on tremolo so take this with a grain a salt. To me it sounds like a nice effect, not over bearing and with no weirdness going on. I also like the vintage looking footswitch. Actually the whole amp gives off a nice vintage vibe. I'm really into that stuff so this amp hits on all points for me. I have yet to crank it into natural distortion but will have an opportunity after this upcoming holiday. I will post those results along with a few pedals out in front here. However from the little experience I have with the amp already my guess is it will be too loud for me to gig turned up into OD. But I actually bought the amp for the cleaner tones halfway up the dial. So I'm not disappointed there. Another great feature is the aluminum chassis Marshall used on these. For a 2x12 combo at 50 lbs it's very doable. Because the weight is distributed well I find it very similar to a DRRI I once owned. Stand by for my reviews as I play it more. I will also try to post some pictures once I get a new host as my tinypic acct is on the fritz. Thanks for reading.