Best amp for cleans
The purpose of this review is a review of the amp plus a crucial trick!
The amp comes with chinese ruby tubes and I tried with the stock tubes, the sound may change when replacing them which I will definitely do. This is the dream amp for clean guitar sound! Absolutely the last amp you would buy for clean guitars of any genre! I tried it against fender blackface, tweed, clean channel of all the amps I have (marshall 1987x, bogner twinjet uberschall, hughes&kettner tubemeister 36, vox ac4blue and orange cr100 head) it simply and with no further comment embeds them 100 miles under the earth! I don't want even to spend words for this comparison, it just proved me that the comparison was b....sh.....!
However never mind the youtube videos regarding this amp for overdriven sounds! They are completely fake or intentionally modified! This amp can not do that british crunch sound without the help of a pedal or pedals! I had to use two overdrive pedals to simulate the sound on youtube videos and the final result is way far from a marshall 1987x. Buy this amp only but only if you are after the best clean sound. It kills every other amp available for human kind!
Now the trick:
Try to connect it to an attenuator and connect the line out of that attenuator to a studio monitor but not to a guitar speaker! I use koch loadbox, it has a line out and I connect it directly to tannoy reveal 502 which is a reliable studio monitor. What you get is the sound you have been hearing since your childhood from all those famous records. After trying this, I started to question the use of guitar speakers! They are only for crunch and overdrive but they kill the clean sound of any amp! Try and see yourself! I hope this helps you guys!