This is one seriously sweet sounding amp. It has enough of what it takes to handle even large club gigs, and with proper miking and decent FOH, it can handle any size gig. All tubes, great sounding speakers and a very cool look make this a fantastic deal for the money. I'm just a rhythm guitar chunker to fill in the blanks for real guitarists and all of them want my amp! Hands off, Clapton wannabees, get your own! It is heavy though (65 lbs?) so not for the rockers of a certain age unless you want a hernia. It's also probably not a starter amp. That would be like learning to drive on a Mazeratti. You could do it, but you might put your eye out. I use it on the nastiest sound possible 99% of the time, but my real guitarist got it to sound like a big Fender with a tad of growl. You can't go wrong with this amp.