I bought a Crate PowerBlock a while back to use as a backup amp. Aside from initial testing I haven't really had occasion to use it. Well, I sent my Fuchs ODS-50 SLX chassis back to Fuchs today for updates, hand-tuning, and a couple of extras so I'm down to the PowerBlock for the next few weeks. I'm using the Fuchs 1x12 combo enclosure (EVM-12L) as a speaker cabinet. I also have a Boss SE70 in the PB's effects loop and I'm using my pedal board up front. I was sure that it would be more than adequate to cover the next few weeks but I'm really surprised at just how good this thing sounds! No - it's not the ODS' equal by any stretch of the imagination but it does sound very good! I'd call it $80 very well spent.