very nice tone with humbuckers. can do old school rock to stoner rock to lower gain old school metal. you can get some modern metal tones if you push front end with a boost ie ts9 or the like. works good for home use but sound is not as good at low volumes, this is a tube amp and needs to be turned up some to sound it's best, it is a orange with orange tone but like all orange amps they need to be run with some volume to open them up and get the tubes to really work. works killer with a 2 x 12 vintage 30 cab and can handle gigs with a band, have been asked to turn down more than once while running it in 15 watts.