I play this little guy through a 1x12 with a Vintage30 and a Gibson SG with Tony Iommi signature pickups. It sounds good, but only as long as you are playing. Pausing play with the gain past 10 o'clock is almost unbearable. A $30 Rowin noisegate solves this problem though. Has headphone jack, 1/4" input for jamalong, and even a efx loop. I wanna try the Vulcan 5 next!