I've been around a while (and I do mean a while). I started playing in the mid 60s and have owned many vintage amps (of course we didn't know it at the time). Old Fender, Marshall, Hiwatt and quite a few in between. My old 70s Marshall MkII 50 watt head through a Marshall 8x10 cab was my favorite but after becoming a weekend warrior I was playing in smaller venues and the amp was just too loud. I sold it back in the 80s and have been looking for THE SOUND ever since. Well, this amp is IT! Even some of the old Marshalls I used to play through (none combos) never sounded as good or had the feel of this amp. I have many guitars. Strats, LPs and everything in between and they all have a great sound. This amp really brings out the sound of the guitar itself. Not the other way around. It just SINGS! It's just the right volume. Although I did play a large venue here lately and it was not quite enough but I'm going to buy the cab that matches for a little extra umph when I need it. It cleans up fairly nice when you roll the guitar volume down also. I hardly ever do any reviews because nothing has really jumped out at me in a long time, except my new 2014 LP Traditional. Had to do it for this amp though.