I'm at work and picked up my new Eden WT-550 from the store during my dinner break. I have NOT had a chance to play the amp yet. It was shipped from eden last thursday. So, I figure I'll give some of my amp experience background to let you know where I'm coming from with my eden review. I've been playing fro 7 years, self-taught. I've owned four combos: Fender BXR60, Ampeg B50R, WM-10 w/ext10, Ampeg b328. I've owned a SWR Bass 350 head with two SWR Monitor 12 wedges. had two RBI's, two Stewart world 1.2 power amps. I've owned EA cxl-110 and cxl-112 but sold because they were too midrangy for me. finally I've pretty much settled into some aguilar 112's with an RBI/Stewart rack. I have a third aguilar 112 at home and needed/wanted a head to go with it. Guitars I've had: 1999 Fender/squire PBspecial (cheapo), 2001Godin sg?, G&L 1985 sb-1, now: Rickenbacker 4001 (1978). Recently I borrowed a 1994 Eden WT-300. even though it wasn't working properly it still made a huge impression on me. What drew me to the eden sound was a combination of the commanding low-lows and the round tube-ish sound of the preamp. However when I was running the wt300 my church kids-band situation was ALMOST too much for the 300watts to handle. and once during a short session the amp shut itself down (the wt300) :scowl: Later that night I tried to get the amp to shut down by playing her hard for about 45 Min. but she didn't shut down? I later find out that the amp was shutting down on its owner too! I popped the cover off to look and found two brown spots on the circuit board beneath a couple of diodes. Possibly this was the cause of the shut down. I borrowed the amp for about a month and played several times with the band and alone. I decided NOT to buy the amp from my coworker, but instead buy a brand new WT550. I don't always know what kinda tones I really like, but it seems to be coming around to a smooth, full, warm, tone with a bit of a "twang" on my finger strokes for cut-through. I don't slap or play with a pick. my Rickenbacker is modified and apparently has a heavier bottom on it that normal. The general tone of the rickenback is dark, but round and smooth. The sound guy hates it, but I love it. So, tonight after work I'll plug her into my two aguilar 112's at church and try her out. I might give some initial impressions tonight. I also play with the band this thursday and this weekend. I'll give a more thorough review then.