Just wanted to share. I traded my Soldano HR50 plus in on a new Nitro. Awesome head with lots of cool options. I was not a fan of the Qrod at all but the Nitro is almost perfect for the tone that I want. I really liked the Soldano but it did not have the thickness or bottom end that I wanted. The Nitro has a much better effects loop as well. I must say the clean channel is better and really surprised me. Over all I could not be happier with this trade. Tony at GC in Nashville was way cool to me. I was able to set up my Soldano side by side in the same cab (Bogner 2x12) and compare both heads. I did this for well over an hour. Could not ask for a better guy to deal with. The trade was fair. I was shocked as I knew what the Soldano HR was going for these days. Thanks Tony it was a great deal. I have tried almost every head out there that I was ever interested in, well except for a Wizard Modern Classic. I cant imagine a better tone for my style and needs. UPDATED 10/24/2013 After being out of a band for 2 years I am doing a Halloween show this Saturday. Now all this time my Splawn Nitro has sat in my back room played only at very low volumes. So at my first practice Tuesday night I was blown away by the tight, responsive sound of this amp. My goodness I have owned many top amps but I have never been more trusting and comfortable than I am now. We play everything from 40's to 90's music and it does anything that I want. It shines on driven leads and flat out rock riffs. I know this is not everyones cup of tea but I love this amp and cannot see anything out there being better for me.