Of late, I have been looking to move away from using my tube amps. Not sure why, just a “thing”. I have had a bit of a quest for a Bandit. I really wasn’t looking for a modeling amp, just a straightforward good sounding SS amp. Lo and behold, my friend was looking to sell his. We haven’t exchanged $ yet but will be. I cleaned out the input jacks and at some point will strip the chassis out of the cab and clean the pots and check for bad solder joints. I ran an overdrive in front of the amp and then in the effects loop. I must have something turned up because running it through the effects loop really boosted the volume. I have read the effects loop is for only certain types of pedals (Say chorus) nd distortions should be out front. Anyway, this thing is big, deceivingly so as pics just dont give you an idea. So far I am digging it, but the test is for playing with my friends (the reason I bought it). I would love to hear what you all have to say, both positives, negatives and suggestions. By the by, we mainly play classic rock and older metal like Sabbath and Priest, so I would be interested in your comments for usage in those genres. And of course, a pic.