Got in a few days ago a Splawn 50 watt Quick Rod half stack. Wanted one of these for a long time as I am a huge fan of the hot rodded Marshall vibe. This is way overkill for my needs but you know what, I just wanted a half stack! B) Fantastic amp with the three gears to give you a large amount of flexibility with gain levels, and the clean channel while not as good as others is entirely usable. This is not meant to be a clean amp anyway...... Loop volume control works pretty good and allows the channels to be driven hard and tame the output. Yes it is not entirely the same as running flat out without it but my ear drums and neighbors appreciate it. The speakers need to break in but I am digging this so far. Have to get used to it as it is a different beast than I am used to lately. The sound is immediate with little sag, but that can be a good thing. Still rotating my guitars through it to see which one it likes best.