That's what I thought too Leon, but everything I've read and heard says it's less modern, more JMC800/Plexish that the RV series. I dunno, tough call. Not sure about gain level but clean headroom may be an issue.I've not tried a Thunderverb yet but everything I've read says they sound a bit more modern and have more gain. The two channels are close to (if not) identical and there isn't as much clean headroom. You may want to ask this question or do a little research over at the Orange discussion group on the Orange Amps website.