I have one of the “first 20” DG30s introduced at Experience ‘13. I bought it when it hit my dealer’s shop shortly thereafter. It came loaded with NOS glass. Mine’s paired with the matching cab. It’s The Most Interesting Amp In The World! First of all, the tone is truly adjustable in a lot of ways. It took me a while to understand how to get the most out of it, but it’s an amp I never get bored with. With many amps, the magic wears off pretty quickly, and I start thinking about what’s next in the amp world. With the DG30, my feeling is it only gets better, and I never feel the urge to replace it with something new. In fact, after nearly 4 years, I am more excited about this than ever. That’s why I post about it. It’s like any classic amp - there’s the feeling that there may be different amps out there, but there aren’t better ones. It’s also the most useful pedal platform I’ve ever had in my studio. My definition of a great pedal platform isn’t the usual “clean amp that just lets the pedals play through it like a PA system.” It’s an amp that reacts to pedals by having them become part of the organic tone of the amp. More a “tone-meld” than merely a louder version of the pedal. The DG excels at this. So, as time has gone on, this amp has become more an integral part of who I have become as a guitar player, and I actually record with it more than with the HXDA because it’s such a great creative platform. As with the HXDA, the DG is an earthy, organic, honest amplifier. For me, it’s a classic amp, one of very few on the market I’d put in that league. A keeper among keepers that lets it be about the player, the guitar, and the other gear, but has personality and vibe galore.