So I was at Guitar Center jamming on a Mesa 400+. My guitar player was with me chatting with one of his friends who work there - we were hearing some rattling (well, the whole store was shaking) so he went behind the amp to just check, and looks at me "STOP PLAYING NOW!!!" SOOOOO, it turns out the head has been on the sales floor for over a week and nobody had removed the shipping "netting" from the tubes - they were basically melted onto the tubes, heh. I asked for a discount but he wouldn't budge so I walked away slowly. Heheheh, then he went on a rant about the idiots he works with, blah, blah, and I guess whoever runs the bass dept. is going to have a bad morning tomorrow. All Hail GC!!!! ps - i guess the big orange tag on the head warning to remove the shipping things wasn't orange enough or big enough.