Ahh ... Marshall Amplification. That famous "Marshall bark". A British-voiced lead channel that scares grannies and makes 12-year-olds say "Duuuuuude." The JVM 205H gives you that. Of course it does. It's a Marshall tube amp. You can thrash along to your old Death Angel records. You can get groovy with Jimi if you want to or jangle along to the Who. You can smash skateboards with NoFx. It does all that just fine. But the clean channel. That's something else entirely. I've played Fenders. I've played Rolands. You can keep them. This is my clean tone. Just by dialing in the amp (pro tip: roll off the bass knob a bit) and playing with my Peavey Wolfgang's tone knob, I can go from ska spank to smooth, sultry jazz. It's really sexy. I can't accurately describe the clean channel and keep this family-friendly. Plenty of headroom but it sounds best with a little breakup. I run this through a Randall 2x12 and have taken it to small clubs and big indoor stages and it always cuts through the mix. Only complaints: the knobs feel a little cheap, but I haven't had any issues with them yet; the direct line-out doesn't impress. It's also pretty heavy, but then again, it's a tube head so you kind of expect that. Otherwise, nice features, useful footswitch. Simple and flexible. Best amp I've ever played.