The Marshall Code 50 is an incredible amplifier! The various options in terms of tone, effects, and ease of the control layout makes this amplifier by far the best for the category it was designed for. I mainly use this to practice with friends. The built in presets and effects options make it ideal to take anywhere without the usual problems of a gig bag with all my effects pedals, extra cables and patch cables. Of all the positive aspects regarding this amplifier, the most impressive is the valve tone I can achieve! I usually shy away from solid state amplifiers, but this amplifier can achieve that tone and retains those tones regardless of volume. Thank you Marshall for creating such a beautiful amplifier!