It sounds superb for classic rock or blues. Turn it all the way up and it crunches nicely and the eq is excellent. It is heavy for its size but it is built like a tank. I mike it with a sm57 and put it through FOH and gig with it. Simple but very effective. I use a strat and lp and both sound great with a ts9 and my trusty dm2 in front. No bells and whistles just great tones.