To preface my review I learned something about Solid State amps when trading for this, there are three types of Solid State amps; analog, digital and modeling. I had a Marshall MG30CFX that fell into the digital category and sounded much better than a Blackstar modeling amp I had owned for all of one day. I kept the Marshall for about 8 months since it was not my primary amp but was always troubled I could not get a good high gain tone out of it; the other three channels sounded great but the limitations of a digital Solid State amp showed thru in OD2. So I went to my local Guitar Center to trade my Marshall in on an Orange Crush, but when I got there and played both the Orange and the Vox I was blown away by the Analog tone of the Vox. The clean tone, which I don't use a whole lot, is classic Vox. From almost acoustic sounding to a British chimey style sound. The Overdrive Channel is just a beast. I read some reviews that don't like the high gain in this amp, they obviously didn't take the time to dial it in. The simple controls of Gain, Bass, Treble and Volume while very simple are very sensitive and the smallest turn makes a noticeable difference in your tone. The sustain and the feedback are just incredible for a Solid State amp. I really never thought a Solid State amp could sound like this. I think it would do great for recording and home practice; but if you want to play out you will need something bigger or mic it. Lastly, all of my results are just my guitar (2 Deans with custom pickups) plugged directly into the amp sans any pedals.