Ok, I've had the amp for just over a year now so thought I'd add my $.02 here versus jumping in all excited justifying my spend and enamored with a bright new shiny object. I play mostly classic rock and gritty blues (the usual suspects). So I have had Peavey (Delta Blues), Line6, Hughes & Kettner, Fender (blues Jr NOS), Marshall (TSL100)...I wanted an amp that could scale both from a clean to dirty sound/tone...additionally I wanted an amp that could play at bedroom/living room volumes without compromising tone at lower volumes..or play at larger gigs; this amp does both--really well. I am mostly interested in addressing 2 things: concerns on the volume jump between Channel 1 & 2; and the stigma that this is a metal head/shredder machine (sure it accommodates that well) BUT This amp is great for classic rock and blue and it far more versatile than you may think. As for the volume jump from Green to Blue...yes it is a bit of a hassle at lower volumes... when cranked out and dimed it's less prevalent fyi. So one thing I have done to accommodate it if I intend to bounce between channels is to put the Red channel gain at about "7 oclock" (lowest you can go) and regulate the volume to where it's transparent between the Green and the Red channel....Blue is in a league by itself - my fav channel for crunch...I don't know that I've heard a better sounding crunch from any amp boutique or otherwise. BUT the volume jump between Green and Blue is significant...so you can spend waaaaay too much time dicking around trying to sort that out....try what I suggested with embracing the Red channel on the lowest gain and it will perform close to the Blue channel...hence you will have a clean and a driven sound with the dB fluctuation at a minimum. It's a great amp with excellent build quality...and again, if you removed any reference to EVH...it would be embraced by a wider swath of musical styles...mostly I have seen the shredder vids that (aside from the lack of skills) pigeon hole this amp as a metal machine only.
My Sweetwater guy is Ed Needler - the guy is awesome to work with...great company too.