I've been growing a bit frustrated with my Bogner Ecstasy Classic, primarily because it doesn't sound "marshall" enough, and the cleans are pretty weak. So I started to look to see what other multi-channel Marshall-ish types of amps are out there. No nu-metal detuned stuff for me. Well I tried out the Stiletto Deuce at Guitar Center and decided to take it home to try my with Bogner 2x12 w/ V30s. I have to say that so far, I'm really liking this amp. Takes a bit of time to dial in the best tone, but when you get it, it sounds really good. I find it hard to switch guitars, and not play with the dials to sound good. What's good on 1 guitar, sounds wierd with another, or too bright, or too dark. The smart thing to do is probably to make notes of what settings sound good with each guitar so that when I switch, I get tweak as needed. Yeah, some people will say that it's not a marshall, and not a JCM800, and not a plexi, etc etc, but I didn't want a non-MV amp, and while the Stiletto is only 2 channels, you get 5 separate tones, with a bunch of ways to tweak each. I suspect alot of the people that don't like this amp, either (a) aren't really into Marshall tones and prefer Dual-Rec types stuff, or (b) didn't spend time setting the dials properly. I have to say it "feels" very different than other amps I have. When you back off the volume on the guitar, you have to back off more to clean up that on other amps. 2 completely different cleans, both of which sound very different when pushed hard. Some awesome bluesy stuff in here. An awesome crunch channel that can get metal-panel similar tones up to a brown sound and beyond. Real nice crunch. A tight gain that when dialed in sounds very SLO-ish. And then a smooth compressed gain that is also flexible. Of course, things could change over the next week, but so far, it's much closer to the ideal for $1000 less than my Bogner.