Ok here is the scoop. I used to have one of the original Express 5:25 combos and I've really been missing that amp lately, both the cleans and the gain. I sold it to get a Mini Rec thinking I needed more gain, but the Mini Rec was a MAJOR disappointment. Anybody here have the Plus version? I hear the cleans are more similar to the Lonestar now, which would be a huge plus. And, I also have been wanting a more do it all style of amp to replace my Maz 18. I'm tired of one trick pony amps given that I play such a wide array of music.