I've had my Axe III for almost 18 months now. Leon's videos made me get it! Since I'm a big fan of John Petrucci and DT as well as Andy Timmons I've spent a lot of time focused on the Mesa based models. With Eddie's passing, I've felt the need to honor him by learning more of his music. This led me to discovering the 5153 model for the first time since owning the Axe. Wow! That's all I can say. Created my first very basic 5153 preset yesterday. Just a cab, London Plate reverb (thanks Leon) and the 5153 Blue model with stock settings and I'm blown away at how good this simple combination sounds. Now to play with some phaser, chorus and flanger!