The cleans are great and the burn channel sounds nothing like any Fender distortion I've used. I liked it but was not in love with it. The other "sleeper" that I love live or in studio is Genz Benz Black Pearl. It's a sleeper because of being a single channel with a variable boost but the overdriven gain is nothing short of bliss for me. It has pentode/triode and switching between 2 or 4 EL84s getting you 8 to 30 watts of "Class A" style output and vibe (I don't believe its a pure Class A amp). The amp also has a tube recto and is Cathode biased meaning you don't have to match tube airs when you change/replace them. The downside is it being as heavy in the head version as most 112 combos are from Fender. It's on par with the weight of Orange Amps.