Since I started playing in the 80's, the JCM800 sound has always been in my head, but a big Marshall stack was never practical for my situation. So finally I have come full circle with this little combo amp version. Overall, it sounds like the big brother version I remember from so many rock concerts. In this small form with 10" speaker it is a little midrange boxy, but all is well using the faceplate EQ to dial that down & the bass up. I am happy that I can get the "Marshall sound" I am looking for. It is a simple single channel amp (heck yeah), but with the low & high input jacks, it operates like a clean & dirty two channel (not so much for live switching though). This is a surprisingly loud amp for 20w/5w. This would work for playing in a loud band in small/moderate sized venues. As a practice amp, even at 5w mode it starts sounding pretty loud to me at a about 3 master volume with pre-amp turned up high. The white finish upholstery with gold art deco style logo looks very classy. I bought this to use in the living room, because my music room gear is not very portable & a PITA to move around. Looks like nice home decor, & not just gear that hasn't been put away. If I were still playing in a band, I would go with the black though because this white amp is just to nice to bang around & get all scuffed up.