I was giving GC a once-over when I got off work today, and saw this beauty, and after playing it for not very long at all, decided It would be mine.
(First Act VA-881)
Despite the first-act brand, they were designed primarily by Steven Webster from V-stack, and it sounds like it. I see many places that it's described as a modelling amp, when that's not the case. It's solid-state, but fully analog, with what amounts to 4 V-stack pedals on switchable channels, with a switchable boost.
It's built very solidly, and the amplifier portion is a standard 2u rack unit, with speaker outs, XLR out, and an effects loop. Onboard effects are really good, too.
Not high gain at all, the 'boutique gain' channel sounds like just that, someone on TGP described it as sounding like a Trainwreck Climax. the 'lead' channel is in or around JTM-range. Definitely sounds like way more than what I paid for it, especially with the footswitch included.
with a OD or distortion pedal in front of it, it might get me to sell my old peavey. We'll see next weekend.
That's pretty cool man! I actually heard a little bit about these First acts from some guy who couldn't say enough good things about em. Hope you scored it for a good price..