Have been looking for a lower wattage hard rock amp with that big amp tone and this thing delivers more than any other I have ever tried. Definitely has that baby "SLO" thing going on and trying one side by side against a SLO it is very close tonally. Has a different vibe than other Hot Rods I have played. Not sure how Mike Soldano did it but it is a killer amp. The overdrive tones are to die for IMO and surprisingly the clean tones are not bad at all even though this amp is definitely more of a crunch to high gain monster. Anyway, I'm loving the amp so far. Sounds great at any volume and definitely is loud enough for gigging.