Here'a my 2 cents on this amp. I'm a seasoned guitar player. I generally play thru my Bugera 333XL (trash it if you want, I love it) but currently it needs a repair and so rather than waiting and spending what could potentially be the same amount of money I decided to buy this amp to hold me over. Upon plugging it up and turning it on and making my first play through the strings I was pleasantly surprised to notice that the "fizziness" element commonly related to solid state amps was less prominent in this amp. So after tinkering with the settings for roughly and hour the tone had gotten much better and more rounded out. I have not taken the liberty of plugging this up to a PC yet but I do plan to do so and considering the tone I've gotten through standard fine tuning of the amp I am convinced that I can get an even more acceptable tube tone from this amp. Although this amp will always lack the warmth and organic sound that a tube amp produces; what this amp has to make up for that is a very acceptable tone at a very friendly price with great effects already built into the amp. I was on the fence with this one and if you are there too. Jump. It's worth it.
North East, MD