So in light of my recent opportunity, I decided I need an amp that's a weeee bit louder. The Charlie Drown practice I attended was really freakin' loud! I didn't realize how loud until I plugged into Shannon's amp. I'm use to everyone here telling me to turn down. My Vetta is a great amp but I don't think it'll stand up, volume wise. Unless I had the 300 watt Vetta HD. But that's a little out of the price range with the move coming up and all. Anyway... I've always wanted to try the Fender MH-500. They've had on in the local store since they came out and I just never got around to it. So I packed up one of the JP7s and headed down after work. I noodled around on it for a little bit at a fairly low volume until they closed down the store. We figured that would be best so I could really crank it. So I cranked it and proceeded to forge some metal. Holy crap on a pita, is this thing loud! It sounded good at a low volume but once I got it cranked it sounded like a whole new beast. I was running through only one Fender MH cab at 400 watts. I would be afraid of it with 2 cabs at 550 watts. I had the JP tuned to ADADGBE(low to high) and the low end at high volumes was no problem. Very tight and focused. The clean channel was crystal clear. I couldn't get it to distort no matter how hard I hit the strings. Then again, it is solid state so the cleans are bound to be good. Channel 2 is kind of Marshall-ish but with some oomph. Channel 3 has that bad ass solid state distortion that I dearly love. It really reminded me of a tighter sounding Mesa Recto(be it Dual or Triple). It also has built in effects that were alright but I doubt I would use them other than maybe the chorus effect. I don't think you can adjust the parameters on them either. Just the level. I would probably just buy some sort of outboard effects processor. The main bad point that I found was that there is no master volume(That I could find). I'd hate to sit down for a nice low volume practice, fire it up and proceed to blow my head off because I forgot to turn the volume down on one of the channels. The amp also has a handy, adjustable, lead boost. I think that within the next few days that this amp might be coming home with me. I'll see if I can break some windows in my house.