Well, the AC30 showed up yesterday and, after breaking it in a little bit, I've got to say that I love this amp. It looks great, and it sounds fantastic. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but when an amp sounds this good you really don't need 'em. I read a review somewhere (probably Harmony Central) where someone described the AC30 as kind of a one-trick pony, but it's one hell of a trick, and I've got to agree with the statement. Kind of strange that the tone controls only work for the brilliant channel, but I'm guessing that this is the only channel I'll probably use anyways, so that's okay. The cut knob seems kind of worthless, I think I'll just leave that at 0, but maybe I just need to play around with it some more. I do kind of like the vib-trem channel, though it is odd that they opted for a choice of three positions on the speed knob rather than have a range of speeds. Still, I'll most likely use my SupaTrem for any tremolo effects and maybe only use the vib-trem channel for vibrato, if at all. The amp seems to work really well with pedals, so that's good. All in all, I'm very happy with it, and while it was pricey, it was still money well spent.
My electric guitar rig:
Jay Turser JT-137-->Boss TU-2-->Big Muff Pi-->MXR Dist+-->Blues Driver-->Fender Champion 600
Martin 000X1 (equipped with L.R. Baggs M1 soundhole pickup)-->Radial Passive D.I.-->PA
(also Art & Lutherie Ami parlor guitar)
For sale: Addrock Electric Smile (PM if interested)