I have been incredibly impressed with the versatility of my HC30 over the last couple of months. With a couple of pedals, I am able to get most of what I need out of the amp. I have the HC30 reverb head, so I am able to channel switch between the two channels. I have been using a Gain Changer, a Maxon TS808, Arc Klone and an Analogman Sunface. Guitars are a K-Line Truxton Tele, Grosh NOS Strat and an R7. I play lots of alt country/Americana, Indie, rock, etc. A really wonderful rig with the very best edge of breakup tones I have had out of any rig. I am pleasantly surprised at how punchy the bass is with the HC30. I guess didn't expect it.