I feel pathetic for asking this because I own one. I can't really cut this thing loose because I live in an apartment. I know there are a few owners out there. I think I know what the dirty channel will be like, but I am wondering about the clean channel. Does it compress nicely? I'm not concerned about speaker discussion, but settings would be nice. I'm guessing the clean channel would be Vox - like, but maybe smoother. Any issues where I can't stand that sound-hurts your ears, etc? I realize you have to be on top of your playing, because anything you do is coming out-a two edged sword. I'm used to a 6L6 amp. There is some rehearsal rental space here in town and I am tempting to rent a booth for an hour or so to really thrash this thing, but if you already have, please tell me what your impressions are. Thanks in advance. I do like this amp a lot so far, without pedals even, and that says something I think.