Although the Artist is the only amp I gig. Tone wise I slightly prefer the BC Hot. There is something about the nastiness of that amp which I can't quite achieve with the Artist. I think if I had my time again I would have buy 2 hots to gig with. Having gigged with the hot a few times I find that its not quite enough, the Artists bigger cabinet plus all the extra options (boosts and true channel switching) edges it in that regard.