I like these amps best, when they are doing what they do best. Big, rich crunchy, jangly sweetness.. MV off and both channels putting out a big clean tone. I am running the amp at about 5/8 to 3/4 of the way up. Sounds riteous! I like the drive sides as well, a box does sound good, they get the job done, but.. I like Marshalls and Marshally tone/speakers for my harder drive sounds. I am doing rehearsals in a large, live rehearsal studio. We are set up just as we would gig. This has become my favorite AC30 that I have ever had. Looks like I am going to be using a 2 amp rig.