Some back story... So after over a year of not being in a band I finally started a band with my buddy, during this year lapse the Powerball was my main amp that I loved and cherished. So we begin practicing and I realize something, my beloved Powerball is just not cutting through the mix. I need not say that the Pball is a fairly bass heavy amp with not alot of mids even with the focused switch engaged and also that my friend plays through a ported 2X15 cab. Now fast forward several weeks, low and behold a Mesa Dual Rec shows up at work used! Now Ive never given Mesa a real chance, I bought and sold a two channel Triple within a week back in the day. However I decide to convince my boss to let me take it home for band practice, along with a Maxon overdrive pedal. And then magic happened. Thick, grinding, mid happy magic. The problems with getting lost in the mix long gone, and hello that angry midrange attack I like so much . It also mixes well with my SS150 which is a plus. So that was it, I became part of the Mesa cult. I could gush on and on, but that would be boring so... a couple of obligatory money shots.