I have owned my TB 201 for about 4 months. I run a 2x12 cab with Eminence Patriot Red, White and Blues speakers. My pedal board is a Visual Sound Volume Pedal -> MXR 6 band EQ -> CMAT MODS Signa Compressor -> Amp 11 Drive -> Hall Of Fame Reverb -> into the front of the amp. I am so happy with this amp. I bought this amp because at the time I could not afford a Twin Reverb and I needed something with some clean volume. I read reviews and watched YouTube and found this to be the most bang for the buck. Now I am thinking about buying another one for a back up and forgetting about getting a Twin. This is built solid and I doubt I will need a backup but I like to be prepared. I have ran it pretty hard for 4 months without any problems. This is a solid state amp and it needs to be treated like one. I NEVER let my pedals boost the front end of the amp. I think that is crucial to getting the most out of this amp. The controls are really useful even though there are only a few. You get a wide range of tones. I use my pedals to dial it in the rest of the way. It takes pedals really well too. I had questions and Pat Quilter got back to me quickly and was very helpful. I have owned SS amps and tube amps and I believe this is the best solid state amp I have played.