I traded in my NT15 head and cab and added $20 yesterday for a new AC15C1. Haven't even tried the top boost channel and I'm in jangle heaven! No comparison to the NT. Plenty of clean headroom even with the stock tubes and greenie on the normal channel. The tremlo is super sweet and the reverb is totally useable unless you are a Dick Dale wannabee. I was little leary after my Night Train purch after I read some of the negatives on this amp, but this amp seems giggable and rock solid. Dead quiet too on idle. Haven't dragged out the RIC yet, but my MIM strat with Dimarzio Areas sure sounds AMAZING! I love the simplicity of the normal channel. Never had a real Vox amp before but I'm hooked. Can't wait to plug in my Blue extension cab. but I really and I mean really like the greenback in this amp, not only clean but overdriven. It's been a great day for this tone addict. I have my Budda retubed and back to life, stronger than ever and a new Vox AC15.......in the house!