So it took 4 weeks for my new Mesa M Pulse 600 to arrive. It did on Friday. On Monday the gain knob started producing very loud transients when adjusted and then the gain would drop by at least half. 3 days out of the box. The dealer told me "it needs to go back to boogie". So, since I live about 30 minutes away from Boogie I drove it up there today. They tell me it'll take a week to fix. When I said I'd like it back as soon as possible cuz I've already waited a month to get it - I was told "only a month? - that's good for Boogie!" I feel like I'm flashing back to 1973 - when "Handmade the USA" meant over-priced, difficult to obtain and questionable workmanship. So, now I fear owning a Boogie will mean making a lot of 1 hour round trips to Boogie for weeks of repairs. The whole experience leaves me pining for some good old fashioned Japanese mass production.