I was impressed by the tones, dynamics, looks, build and portability. It appears to be a great amp, but I do have a limited experience in tube stuff. However, I tested it against many others, including a fender 3x10" handwired vibroking (the priciest thing I could use in the comparison), and it simply came on top, and not only because it's priced way cheaper. It beat other fenders, peaveys, newer voxes and laneys by far in my humble opinion. Gorgeous clean but not quite jazzy - couldn't get it dark enough. Awesome for blues stuff, especially with the twang switch on. Extreme dirt is not what I'm looking for, but I will say I wasn't satisfied - good character and really fat sound, but a bit flat. Not enough overtones or detail in the top end if that makes sense. But the slightly crunchy sound blew my mind. Just what I always wanted to get with single coils. Pick lighter = great cleans, dig in harder = usable crunch. The reverb works great here, and there's a balance pot to make it less or more pronounced between the two channels. Now I can't wait to try the 40w version. I'm afraid the 20 watter might not be enough for larger club gigs although it does bark pretty loud... Any thoughts on this, anyone? I usually gig with 40-60 watts but never turn it up more than 50-60%. Would something like this work good enough cranked all the way? And... did anybody else try the statesman, erm, statesmen?