As most know, I am a blackface Fender and clean tone fanatic. I still own what to me are the best sounding vintage Fender amps. An all original (Yep, still does not need a cap job!) 1965-66 Pro reverb, and an early 70s Vibroluxe reverb. I sold my 66 Super reverb because it just could not stand up to these two. Well, I have not been playing much lately, and yesterday a good friend and player stopped by to hang a little and play some amps! I hooked up my well used A/B box, and he did some serious playing! For once, I mainly sat and listened, and adjusted the amps as he played. We did this straight in and with a Fulldrive II. Bottom line, the Bruno amps (all three, Cowtipper 22, 45 and UG 30) all sounded FAR superior than the best Fender has ever offered in this style. The Fenders KILLED on their own, and let me tell you, I have played and or heard almost every boutique in this style out there. I have preferred the Fenders EVERY time. Not to the Brunos. These amps truly live up to the word "Boutique". They out performed the Fenders in EVERY area. They are richer, warmer, FAR more complex, and the biggest thing is the DEPTH of sound. The 3D quality of these amps is like nothing you have ever heard. Dialing in the closest sound between the Fenders and Brunos, then hitting the A/B box (switching from fender to Bruno) is a mind altering experience! How can something sound that much better than a GREAT tone? It is like you are kicking in some kind of 3D enhancer! On top of that, you get a FAR better feel, and it just makes you play better. None of that "You really have to have your technique together, because this amp will expose you" type of nonsense. They are just very forgiving amps. I have played and or owned the best from Victoria, Carr,Toneking, TwoRock, Fuchs, Blockhead, Matchless,Badcat,Komet, DrZ, Dumble, Trainwreck, Maven Peal, and on and on and on. I have preferred Fenders better cleans to ALL of them. Not with the Brunos! They far surpasses even the best Fenders. Tony Bruno should be spelled Tone-y Bruno. VERY GOOD VERY GOOD!