I don't have much experience with Zinky stuff (other than the stuff he did for Fender). I am really impressed with the design and the result of the 25 watt Blue Velvet 1x12 combo. It is small and light, and really packs a punch. Very few knobs, but lots of great features. 2 channels with channel switching and reverb on the footswitch. Single tone control for each channel, but really a great control. Also, has a mid boost/cut switch for each channel that in concert with each tone control really covers some ground. Also has a tube driven effects loop although I have not really used that at this point. Good at very low volumes, but has plenty of volume for most applications I would think. Good solid clean tons, and really impressive overdriven sounds ranging from a little grit to sustainy singing leads. Very quiet. Covers a lot of the Fender/Marshally stuff, but with its own sound which I like. For the features, PTP, size and tone, it really seems like a solid value in the boutique world to me. Definitely a good grab and go for a ton of gigging, home or recording situations. Just a few thoughts. Evan.