I had a Chubster 55 112 and a Fandando 55 212. They were both high gain modern, kind of gritty amps. I sold them on evilbay. Then I found a mint (discontinued '90's) Jake 55 112. This is an AWESOME amp! You can dial in sweet sounds, harsh overdriven sounds, jazz, rock and blues sounds - no muddiness in the bottom, and a complete palette of tone. (Clean channel - cleanest EL34 you'll ever hear! dirty channel Marshall sounds, vintage/modern switch cuts power in half, presence, lush reverb, etc...) I think Rivera is one of the most under-rated amp companies out there. They are not inexpensive, but Paul Rivera knows how to make a great tube amp - remember - he designed many of Fender's most popular models. I think this is the most versitile all-round tube amp I have ever used. Thank you 'rivertoaster' for stearing me to this amp through your many posts praising this model. Paul - Bring back the Jake! (even if in a limited run) So more people can enjoy the experience.