The price was good so I told him I would take it.
TOTL stands for Top Of The Line.
Big iron, nice dressed,wiring, some of it solid core wire. Lots of attention to detail. This is a fairly heavy amp. It had been sitting on a shelf, forgotten, collecting dust, lots of it. Rubber feet were temporarily added to the chassis, by me.
I dusted it with a microfibre towel, and I am pretty sure the bias pot moved while cleaning.
I never biased an amp before, and this amp is tricked out to do so easily. In fact both tubes can easily be checked for match and drift.
There is a half power switch, a 5K2 to 6K6 OT switch, a resistor to choke switch, and a very effective 3 position bright switch.
Another unique option on this amp is a very effective PPIMV. However, it is still insanely loud for home use, while dialing in tone, clean to mean. Your guitar knobs are used to clean up from drive to expressive clean, with little to no volume drop. Digging in is rewarding.
I do not have the chops yet to sound good on this amp driven. There are many nuances to learn.
The amp still needs attenuation for me to control it around the house. This amp can damage your hearing at half power. I am curious about using 6V6 tubes in it, but my homework says that it will still be loud. There is a lot of potential in this amp.
I have some crazy ideas for a Cab, that entails an access hole in the front to get at the internal switches. This will be a fun amp, that I will likely keep, because it is like no other that I own.