I've been playing professionally for 35 years, and for most of that time, I've been an analog/tube snob. But tube amps are heavy (I'm getting old), temperamental, and expensive to maintain.
I'd owned a JC-120, along with over two dozen Boss pedals and all kinds of Roland gear. While not always know for pleasing tone purists, I've trusted Boss/Roland stuff to be the most consistently reliable gear there is.
So fter viewing stellar review videos, I tried the amp out. It sounds like a 1x12 Bassman! It reacts to dynamics like a tube amp, but it keeps its tone with power and volume changes better than a tube amp.
The Tone and Boost functions on each channel are helpful when using different pickups, I just wish the boost was footswitchable.
The clean channel is not at all like a Roland JC. It's very Fender-y, and it breaks up at higher volumes. On the lowest power setting, breakup happens at low volume, with a Champ-like sound.
The gain channel has a a good amount of overdrive, going into Angus territory, but not metal. I disagree with reviewer who said the amp doesn't have enough gain--maybe if the signal going into the amp is too weak, or some other factor. And the dual tone function is a huge bonus; it allows more picking dynamics to come through, and lets modulation pedals shimmer with overdrive.
Both channels share EQ, which is a minor bummer.
At the 60 watt setting, this thing is LOUD, with a good deal of headroom. At all volumes, it plays well with all kinds of pedals--very well. Nothing farts out like on even the best tube amps.
Overall, this is an awesome, gig-worthy amp for any style (just get a metal pedal for metal). At 35 lbs, it's a spine-saver.