So I've had my OD-100 since the end of October. I originally bought the amp to round out my collection with a modern, high-gain channel switcher. I've spent the last few months playing almost exclusively through this amp so I can get a better sense of what it can do. And I continue to be astounded. With humbuckers, you have to go pretty low on the gain dial to get a classic rock sound, but the amp has no problem getting the crunchy overdrive of my Super Lead. Crank up the gain to about noon and you get a rich, modern overdrive which is extremely responsive to your playing dynamics. There's some slight compression when you really hammer a chord with high output pickups, but it'll retain most of it's response even under high-gain and high volume. The SE+ is by far the most dynamic high-gain amp I've ever played. With the volume up, the distorted channel is absolutely thunderous. You can dial in enough bass and mids to make your chest rattle, and they hold together all the way up to max volume. There's no looseness or flub. That kind of tight bass puts a big smile on my face when I really want to let loose at high volume. I know this is probably heresy to many, but I typically don't pick channel switchers for their clean channel (I'm certainly in the minority having picked my Rivera for its dirty channel). I'm really starting to change my tune as I play through the OD-100 clean channel more and more. Through my ported 2x12 (Weber Blue Dog and Silver Bell), it's a really well-balanced, sparkly clean that makes this channel so much fun to play through. With humbuckers (my default pickup), I'm used to a - for lack of a better term - "boingy" overemphasis in the mids on most clean channels. The EQ allows you to dial in a great balance for humbuckers that makes chords sound very full without the excessive mids. Turn the gain up on the clean channel and you have a fantastic crunchy rhythm tone. A little more and blues just pour out of this channel. The clean channel, so far as I have tested it, handles pedals quite well. For the most part, I'm using my tremolo, phaser, delay, and Mayo (fuzz), and it eats those pedals up. I haven't found anything in the overdrive/distortion pedal realm that can touch the overdrive channel, so I don't typically use them. The versatility at low volume is a nice plus, too. My experience with big amps is that most sound pretty unimpressive at low volumes. I won't say that the OD-100 blows me away at low volume, but it's better than most big amps I've played through at low volume. I think, primarily, it's the "thump" switch that really does it. Last night, for instance, we decided to turn the band way down to finish everything off. Initially, I was hesitant. I was getting so much great tone at rehearsal volume, I just didn't want to touch the volume dial. But then I remembered the "thump" switch. I flipped it to the mid-level and it drastically improved the low end and "bigness" of the sound. At 100 Watts, it is, not surprisingly, a loud amp. My Hot Plate is pretty much a standard part of my setup. I'm using the -8 dB attenuation level in most cases. Yeah, yeah, I know the amp has a master volume, but the combination of attenuation and preamp is really true to the sound of the unattenuated amp. (That's been my experience with moderate levels of attenuation through any amp, in fact.) I've said it in many other threads, but I'll take a big, attenuated amp over it's low-watt counterpart any day. I have a StoneAge 4x12 with Heritage G12-65s showing up next week, and I'm really excited to play the amp through this cab. Anyway, this has been a long-winded thread, but this is the only amp I've played through - ever - that has had no obvious shortcomings out of the box. Stock, every facet of this amp has impressed me from day one. I haven't felt the need to mess with tubes, cabinets, etc. If you guys are in the market for a high-gain channel switcher, the SE+ deserves very serious consideration.