I was not looking at VOX amps, but trying out nice combos with reverb. I was playing a Goodsell (very nice amp) and decided to plug in the vox just for fun. I was blown away by how this pretty inexpensive amp sounded. The only thing I did not like about it was the gold VOX emblem and the gold plated stripe across the front. I painted the emblem to match the corners, handle and vents and pulled the gold off the stripe which is easy to do. I might replace the black strip with white piping. This amp is great and handles pedals very well. I know they are two different animals, but I liked this amp so much I sold my Suhr Badger (awesome amp) seeing that is was just sitting in the corner. With what I sold my Badger for I covered the cost of this great little amp and put some cash in my pocket.