I have a ton of amps and have played a ton more. I still love my D13's, Aikens, Jubilees, and vintage blackface fenders but... I picked up this little hotrod deluxe 1x12 combo with the upgraded speaker has a V30 stock from fender and it kills. I only use the clean but I think the clean channel is better than some of the vintage fenders I have heard and it seems to like pedals better. I never used the gain channel or reverb so no comment but the clean channel and pedals for overdrive/distortion do it for me everytime. I have been recording alot lately and it seems that the hotrod keeps impressing and records beautifully whereas alot of the more expensive amps seems a little bit more tempramental. With the V30 speaker it sounds fendery but more chimey and almost voxy push it hard and you get even more british tones but still fender . Im impressed.