Hello all... I am brand new to this forum and just want to say, that I enjoy reading all of your posts. Most I find very informative, plus I like to hear people opinions. I own an American Fender Strat Deluxe Plus. I was previously playing out of a SS Fender Princeton Chorus. (any over drive sounds better, but the clean was very good IMO) I just bought a Crate Palomino V32, $549. It sounds great. It was between the Fender Hot Rod Deville and the V32. Although the Fenders clean may have be a bit better cause of the awesome reverb fender's possess, I thought the V32's was at the same level and sounded unique. The over drive in the V32 is what sold me. I found the Devilles OD to be borderline BAD and I would have lived with a pedal, but if I dont have to, why should I. I have not heard lots of amps to be fair comparing OD's, but I thought the V32 sounded like a Marshalls. I bet the JCM 800 and 2000's blow it out of the water, but for what I like I thought the V32 was perfect. Being a Class A amp this thing runs a bit hot, prob cause of the idle levels they have. I am hoping the heat doesnt wind up making shorter life out of the tubes which are auto biased. The clean and OD share EQ's, but I have found for my settings, that switching didnt need re-adjusting of EQ's. I am used to a dial for presence, this has a button which is ok cause it doesnt get too glassy. The boost function is cool too, just seem to make things louder. Manual says, BOOST-increases output by 10db at 900hz to add more middle punch. PRESENCE- increases output level of high freq of 8db at 10kHz. It is very sturdy and well constructed. I like the beige look with gold trim, also the wicker look front is cool. LIght weight at 44LB. One 12" speaker Celestion, and it has groove tubes in it.((4) 12AX7A and (2) EL84). Overall I am real happy with this purchase. I find the tone amazing and am estatic that I found a great clean and OD in one amp. Sorry for the long post, thanks for the time reading.