This is my first tube amp. It is exceptional. Built in reverb and tremolo are all you need to rock. I equally use the normal and top boost channels, and i was pleasantly surprised how much i enjoy fiddling with the tone cut. The sound is warm and chimey, just as I expected, and man, it has the volume to blow out the house. Its on the heavy side, 50lbs, it is very sturdily build, and looks great.