I just simply cannot get over how good this amp sounds! Sorry, but I have to share with you guys how elated I am!!! The Vox side has me rethinking everything about my tone. I am plugging straight in and getting tones that i never knew I wish I had. I know that sounds confusing, but follow me on this one. My first boutique amp was a Matchless DC-30 which I had for almost 10 years but always kept in 1/2 power. My intention on the amp was to have like a half power DC-30 but with a little more tightness on the EF86 channel. What i got was amazing beyond my wildest dreams! The 18 watt Marshall side sounds very nice but, as raunchy as a Marshall can be, the Vox side just screams! It's not a high gain kind of thing but the kind of thing where I need no pedals to get "my" sound. I have been playing around with pedals lately, but I just relaized that this amp sounds phenomenal with absolutely nothing but a guitar and cord in front of it. With my volume knob, i got from sparkly clean tones to mild grit, to wailing lead tones. All of this at 18 watts, which is really enough for me. I used to think that you needed a lot of watts to get a fat sound, but this little amp has changed everything about the way I think of amps and wattage. On top of that the thing is featherweight! This amp plugged through my Germino 2x12 with open back panels and Chinese Greenback RI's is just heavenly! Sorry, but i just had to let that out!