Here to report that the factory did a great job getting the DC-5 back up to spec, they did it in just one week, and they didn't charge me an arm and a leg. Kudos to the nice folks there.
I dialed it in according to the suggestions in the book - that was easy enough. Suffice to say I'm in love. Sparkling cleans all the way to massive distortion and everything in between are mine to command. No more distortion pedals for me; this amp really sings when you push it. Plays well with my Janglebox, too. And LOUD, OMG if this is only 50 watts I dare not wish for more.
Just wanted to quickly check back in - I'm off to annoy the neighbors some more. Toodles.