I work in a studio and was looking for a great JMI Vox tone in a small package. My brother has a couple of real Vox AC30s that I am really familiar with. One is a Top Boost and one is a Treble model. I was looking for an amp that would sound good on its own and with pedals. I was also looking for an amp that would cover the ground between a treble channel and a Top Boost channel. Most of the time I like just plugging straight into it, but I found it worked equally well with pedals. The layout is very simple...volume, treble, bass, master. I can get everything from Beatles, Brian May, Jimmy Page to Foo Fighters. The master is quite versatile and very usable and much better than an attenuator. All my guitars sound equally great with the Brit. I had mine for about 10 months and I am extremely happy the amp. Under the hood, the chassis, circuit and layout is immaculate. The cabinet details are equal to the chassis and in the spirit of Vox. If you are looking for an old JMI tone in a small package, the Brit is hard to beat.