I gigged with mine for the first time last night. The power level was low and the amp didn't sound all that good until the third set when the level was back up. It was so bad that my Line6 delay modeler wouldn't work for 2 sets!!! Still, I think I concluded that the clean channel is too clean. I used a Timmy to grit it up. The lead channel was a bit gritty and not the smooth I was looking for. I used a PRS Custom 22 and a Hamer Monaco Elite with WCR pickups. I had the amp on a stand and the big bass I heard with it on the floor at home really wasn't there. I think I'm going to have to play around with it a bit more before gigging with it again. Any tips?