I replaced a Blackstar HT 5HR with the Peavey Classic 20 MH and the difference is astounding. This little head packs a punch at the 20W setting but the option of lowering it to 5W or 1W is so useful to play without sacrificing tone or grit later at night when the family is asleep. Even the 20W setting sounds great turned down to 2 or 1. The clean channel is sweet sounding and very clear. I use my pedals on this setting and can dial in jut about any sound I could possibly want. The gain channel is very versatile and can adjust the dirt from almost clean but gets gritty as you dig in with the pick, or you can dial in a lot of gain. seems perfect for classic rock, some old school punk. The reverb, not my favorite effect normally, sounds good, goes from very subtle to surf. There's nothing I don't like about this, wish it was available before I bought my Blackstar. I use it with Blackstar 10" cab and initially thought I'd change that but they sound great together.