Well, after owning my Vox AC30CC2 for all of three days, it up and died. It was on one minute and dead the next. SO I took it back to GC and picked up a Fender Hot Rod Deville 2x12. So far, I will say that I like the Deville much better. The tones are warmer. The Deville also takes pedals much better as well. With the AC30CC2, no matter what overdrive pedal I put in front, it sounded the same. With the Deville, the pedals all sound different- like they are supposed to. The Deville has more clean headroom- I love this. The Vox would breakup at very low gain settings- i.e. 8:00. Where as the Fender I can get to 10:00 before I start to hear any clipping in the clean channel. This is a huge improvement in the ability to achieve volume levels that I need during a practice. Now I realize that the AC30 and the Deville are ment to sound nothing alike... I am finding out that I'm a Fender guy anyway, so I guess it's all good. Anyway... Just thought I'd share the story of the poor QC on the AC30CC2. I'm not highly impressed with a $1000 amp that only lasts for three days. But I am very pleased with the Deville. So far it and my J&H Ultimate Overdrive are a match made in tonal Heaven!