Most of my LPs were run through a DSL40C, before I bought them. If it didn't sound good on it, I wouldn't buy it. It's hard, to not sound good, on a DSL. Plus, it matched well, with what I had at home. So I knew I'd probably be happy. When they sold it, I was crushed. Everyone used that amp. You'd have to wait for it some days. I didn't buy it myself, simply because I knew that thing was "used," by that point. I've been bouncing around, between whatever is in store now. Mostly used stuff, which moves fairly regular. So when a limited edition cream DSL40C gets unboxed, right as I walk in the front door. It was meant to be. It's a DSL. If you haven't heard one, or played one, and you like high gain... you are missing out. When asked to list my Top 5 Marshalls, recently. The DSL was on that list. I've wanted this amp, since before it walked out that door, over a year ago. The Katana? Man, it's a nice little amp. Good output. I would highly recommend to anyone that likes modeling, and Boss effects. I'm just not there. Next to my other amps... they're just "meh." It was relegated to playing backing tracks. My Micro Terror, can do that. So, it became expendable. It's going to take a while to break in the speaker. We'll see if I have the patience, especially when I can plug into one of two V30 loaded cabs. I still want to buy one of the Celestion voiced WGS 12"... now might be a good time? I don't know. It sounds good now, just extremely fizzy until that damn speaker breaks in. I know what a broken in one sounds like, and I like them. So, who knows? With her partner in high gain assault. With '90 Standard... Just the Marshalls, and a couple Customs.