I just got the GBE 1200 and all I can say is WOW! This thing kicks butt and has the look of a Caddy or Rolls. It is far and away the best looking and sounding amp I've owned in 30 years of playing and will probably be the last amp I buy. Everything about this amp spells quality. The sound when combining both channels is very punchy with enough grit from the tube channel to really fatten up the sound. Just jamming for about 40 minutes using my 62 re-issue P with the tones set flat on the Genz was very nice. When I get some time I'll post up a proper review of the amp. The two things I noticed right off were that the front handles SUCK. They are way to small to get a good grip on an amp this heavy. If you are racking the thing as you should, it's no problem as you're just sliding the thing in, but when moving it the handles will pinch your hand as you can only get a couple of fingers in each handle. The other are the rubber feet on the bottom. I was barely able to get the amp into my 4 space SKB along with my KORG tuner. I had to force the amp down tight to the rack bottom to get the screws in due to the feet. I'm hoping I get enough airflow. I might have to invest in a 6 space rack. I popped off the top to have a look around and was very impressed with the construction inside. Everything inside the amp looks like it could survive the worst case scenario. The preamp tube is a Ruby 12AX7 Select and seems to sound good. Here's a shot of the new rig. I'm ready to move some serious air now. You gotta love the old school Jeweled Pilot Light.