Put a down payment on this over a month ago, finally showed up! I present the Friedman Butterslax: Tried one that was in stock locally and, well, that was it. Started moving gear like a madman - can't say I don't miss some things, but holy hell is this ever one crushing tone machine. It should come as no surprise that channel 3 is bloody nightmarish - in a good way. Crushing, fully saturated though not enough to cause a lack of note articulation; it's fantastic and everything I wanted it to be. Channel 2 can also get heavy as fuck, roll back the gain though and it's got some classic dirty grit with headroom for days. Channel 1 was my primary concern as I didn't get to demo it extensively before the local one I was messing with prior had been sold. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. I was fully aware of said channel's crunch capabilities, but I really wanted some crisp, clean tones. It absolutely delivers, though I'll be the first to say trying through different cabs makes a difference - a vintage JCM 800 series and my Uberkab have no issues getting that sparkly sound, while a Mesa 4 x 12 would resist every step of the way. Regardless, I was pleasantly surprised. Also, the FX loop is so ridiculously transparent, like, insanely transparent. Takes pedals of all kinds, no issues. Big thing I'm sure people may be wondering is the cost - is it worth it? As a bedroom player way out of his depth with gear lust, I would honestly say no, but for a pro or if you're simply just after that sound and nothing else will do - absolutely. Puts a grin on my face every time I fire it up.