Got the Songwriter 30 in today. I was expecting this to essentially be a clean platform. I was wrong. The amp has EL84s, which is different than my other Komets. The cleans definitely have a chime to them, but less of the high end sparkle that my Vimana has in the cleans. Turned up, it gets a nice, grinding drive that sounds fantastic for picked chords. Add in an overdrive and it just screams. Another killer amp that I'm glad I have from the Komet lineup. I've often wondered about how this one would fit in with what I already have from them. I have to say, it's a wonderful amplifier (as always). I recorded a few clips to demonstrate clean with my '72 Strat. The cleans are through a 4x10 loaded with Alnico Golds. The dirtier clips are through a 4x12 with G12M Greenbacks. First drive clip is just the amp (through a Power Station) and the second is the same with a Mirasol in front (one of my favorite pedals ever).