nobody was home. My wife is a postmaster so I basically don’t have a wife the month leading up to Christmas. (Thank you Amazon and the entitled melenials! ) So yesterday I had plenty of time to open up the master on the Custom 50 and the Archon. Now that I’ve vented, let me cut to the chase. I so often run the C50 clean channel literally with everything at noon or very close. The master has to go down as the gain goes up. I have played with Volume (gain) maxed and then master has to go down to 9:00 or so to get away with it at home. This is GREAT tone if you let it breath a little bit. At volumes I can’t get away with when my wife is home, it sounds truly great. But yesterday, I figured I’d try the master wide open. OMG what a glorious thing that is. The Volume has to go way down, around 9:00, and it’s still “tickle your eardrums” loud. I’d love to hear it in a big room where I could stand back. The tone was maybe the best clean tone I’ve ever heard. Just BOUNCING that cab and just sounded awesome. For a few seconds, I turned the volume up to noon. Even better!!! But no way I could do that for long. Going over to the gain channel: I’ve said this before, but once you turn the gain channel up loud, it’s a whole different amp. I can make this amp sound great at volumes I can get away with at home. Pretty loud, but not immediate domestic strife. But when you open it up just past that, the amp gets fat and beautiful. Cranking the master wide open allows some KILLER blues tones with the gain way down in the 9:00-10:00 range. This post is already long, so short version. You all know how much I love the Archon tones, but turn it way up shows just how great it is. The clean channel is just incredible. So is the gain channel. All testing yesterday was done with NF3 and C24 w/ 59/09s . I wish I had a gig or just a place where I could open these amps up like that. Just glorious tones!