OK, so it was a few days ago and I already posted asking about a footswitch for the thing, but a proper introduction is probably due So I had a few things up on the local variant of CL, including a Fender SRV that I haven't played much for a while. Guy sends me a message if I'd be interested in a swap deal with a Supro Black Magick. I've been kinda thinking about getting an old-school combo, so I thought why not The amp is 2-3 weeks old - the guy bought it just before joining a "pop" band and now needs something that can do several shades of "clean"... Guy comes over, I try the amp, and he leaves with my guitar. First impressions: Well, it's pretty loud for its size, and only starts really breaking up at about 12 o'clock. The clean sounds are nice enough, but I don't think that's where this amp feels at home! Enter the attenuator I now run it though my home-built TrainWreck AirBrake Clone, and that works really well! I run the volumes at about 2 o'clock and that gives you gain levels in classic rock, or make that Led Zep, territory. It's got 2 inputs, channel "1+2" and channel "1", and you can use an ABY pedal to good effect. Channel "1+2" has more oomph than "2", and combining "1+2" and "2" gives you still more! Overall, the tone of the amp is rather dark, but without being unarticulate. It's the first amp I've had with tremolo, and I find that a quite cool effect. It's fairly subtle, so should be good for giving some songs a bit of flavour. I also tried putting a TS-9 in front of it - that's great too! If you keep gain and level moderate, that gives you a really creamy, smooth and warm lead tone As for guitars, I find that the amp takes particularly well to my ES-335, but I have to try P90s too There are a bunch of videos on youtube of people demoing it, but without having watched them all, I'd say that Johann does a good job of getting the tone that I like from it! What's not to like? Well, why on Earth doesn't it come with a footswitch for the tremolo? It's not as if it's not expensive enough... Also, I noticed that the on/off and standby switches on mine get quite warm / hot - the amp is a PCB design, so I wonder if there'll be thermal issues down the road?