I didn’t need this at all. But my little cheap Valve State cab was lonesome. I’d sold the 1987X a few years ago and now the Bluesbreaker RI was gone. I needed something that said Marshall on it! So I started looking at the little 20 watt heads. The Studio Vintage seemed like the right one for me. The Plexi version. The Bright channel is bright and piercing. By doing the channel jumper thing and blending the Dark side you can dial up any variety of tones you may wish. It does act like a real Plexi. And its still LOUD!!! But it isn’t that painful loud. It’s just loud! The 5 watt setting helps a little but it’s still way beyond bedroom volume. I haven’t tried the effects loop yet but I’m sure it well work as it should. This maybe the stage/club gig Marshall we may always wish we had. Loud enough to hang on stage but soft enough not to get you fired.