1 giffenf 7 months ago I'm still wrapping my head around what I did to deserve this. Ethan (Powdog here on the GDP) made me an offer I couldn't refuse on this amp while at the NorCal Roundup this past weekend: I hadn't even played through it when we reached agreement, but I've played through Ethan's amps before, so it was quite likely it wouldn't disappoint, and I wasn't worried. He said it was good-sounding when playing clean, and he knew that's how I play most of the time, so I guess he figured I'd make good use of it. Spoiler alert: he's right.Take a look at this work of art. All-wood cabinet, Wood inlay trim, mother-of-toilet-seat faceplate, and though the yellow lettering has to be looked at from just the right angle to be legible, the controls are simple: 2 inputs, one high and one low, volume, tone, and a power-soak control (I forget whether it's Carvin or Peavey who uses that term, but it's an insult to this amp to compare it to those two brands). It allows you to break up at lower volumes, but the interplay among the three controls will give me untold hours of joyous experimentation, because there appear to be an infinite number of tonal variations available. I said I was going to have to clean up my music room before bringing the amp in, but I couldn't wait, so it's still a mess. But demo recordings will come soon. So far I've tried it with: An Eastman with P-90s, a good--vintagey single-coil sound, An Epiphone Swingster with its stock pickups---not bad but not ear-catching, kind of begging for a Brain, but I'm playing everything straight in so far A Gretsch 5129 with DeArmonds--HolyMamaBabyHoosierDaddyGreatGooglyMoogly! These two were made for each other. This is where I discovered all the tonal interplay with the three knobs. This merits intense research into just how cool I can sound. Again, wondering what I did to deserve this. Is Ethan trying to wean me off solid-state amps? Then it occurred to me that I've done a couple of favors for people recently, one of which I described as "making a deposit in the kharma bank," and maybe this was the reward? Then I noticed Ethan named this model the "Kharma 18." Coincidence? You decide.