I went to a guitar "mega" store up in Middletown NY, Alto. I was simply going to browse as my friends kept telling how great this place was...at least that was the plan. I really didn't need to buy anything, and am not really in a position to drop big coin on gear being between jobs right now, but as my buddy says, that what severance is for. Well I made the "mistake" of plugging into an Archon 50/25 combo amp and was immediately smitten, I've been eyeing an Archon for a while. The distortion channel on this thing is so good I may be able to ditch my dirt pedals. We spent 45 minutes in that store, milling about and I must have walked back to the area the amp was in several times...hemming and hawing...being egged on by my buddy. After asking if it came with a foot switch to change between clean and dirty channels...and praying it didn't so it would be easier to walk away...I broke down and bought it. I absolutely love it, I really like an amp with 6L6 tubes. One thing I don't understand is the foot switchable loop. What is the purpose/benefit of being able to switch the effects loop on and off? Also, I have been seeing reference to being able to put in EL34s in it, not that I want to...see my previous comment of my love for 6L6s...just not sure how it would work without some sort of switch like I've seen on other amps that take different tube types...I think Mesas have that. Now I have a Blues Jr and a couple of other things to sell to offset the price.