Anybody check out the Crate V32 Palomino? A friend brought over his new amp last week and I got to spend quite a bit of time playing with it. This is a VERY nice little amp! He had already replaced the stock speaker w/ an Eminence Tonker, which he said was a great upgrade. (I love those speakers!) This is a single channel 4 x EL84 amp with a switchable gain stage and gain control, so it operates like a two channel amp with a single EQ section. It also has a switchable mid boost which helps, when combined with the switchable gain stage, to make the amp pretty versatile. The clean tone on this amp is very chimey jangly, and IMO has a decidedly Voxy sound. It sounds very nice, and responds well to your pick attack by breaking up nicely when you dig in and cleaning up smoothly with a light stroke. The switchable gain stage gives the amp a lot of overdrive that sounds very good. I think the clean sound has about as much overdrive available as an AC30CC, and with the added gain stage switched in it overdrives much more than the Vox. You really wouldn't need a booster pedal with this amp. I could play a gig with this amp with nothing but my guitar plugged in. The Palomino covering looks very nice, gives it a very upscale look. The gold accents are a little much, but overall it looks pretty cool. Overall this is a very nice amp, I don't think you have to use any qualifiers like "for a Crate" or "for the money". It's just a very nice amp, looks good & sounds great. Good job Crate!