Happy Thanksgiving everyone! New to the forum here. The posts I’ve read on the forum have been helpful; good group here! Been test driving an Archon 50 EL34 for a few days. Playing a Peavey Wolfgang Special, Head going thru a 2x12 Mesa Recto wide body cab. Overall been very impressed. I’ve been going back and forth between the Archon 50, Ubershall, and Roadster. Cleans and high gain are both very important, recordings and live. Both sound great on the Archon. So, my main issues with the Archon: 1) This is a NOS made 10/15/14. Supposedly the effects loop issue wasn’t fixed until November 2014. Sure enough, the loop is pretty noisy. The friend/dealer said he has a few hum eliminators I can try, and he’ll give me whichever works best. Is this the best approach? Or should I have a local shop do the fix on the loop? 2) Can’t get any dirt out of the clean channel, even with the channel volume all the way up. Is this normal? 3) Both the channels are very mid heavy. The treble EQ acts more like a high mid to my ears. The bright switch is more like a treble engage, but not adjustable. Anyone else feel this amp is mid heavy? Would a switch to 6L6’s smooth it out at all? 4) $900 a good price for the Archon 50 EL34? Thanks for reading all that!