Played an outdoor festival yesterday with a Budda SD II 18 and was blown away! I wasn't sure if it could carry or cut thru being outside and on a big stage but it was amazing! This is the first time I've had it out on a big outdoor stage with full front and side fill monitors and it was way better than I had imagined it was going to be. It cut thru the mix perfect and could be heard even when I moved around the stage playing with the bass and other guitar player who were both loud. It was easy to get a great clean tone (Master @10 oclock rhythm @at 11 pulled) that both played clean when picked soft and had some great hair,edge when played hard. I love the clean side of this amp. The gain side was as good as it gets (Master @ 10 oclock and Gain @ 9.5-10 with mids pulled) getting a nice clean to edgy AC30/Marshall played easy to a sweet Plexi with amazing gain and singing sustain when hit hard. Easy to get great solo tone and level with the boost side of a Zvex box o Rock. The Zvex also sounds great on the clean side of the Budda. Can't say enough about this amp, Jeff Bober at Budda and the Budda guy's:BEERJust that I wish I had tried Budda along time ago. Looking forward to adding a new V series to the family.