I think Vox really hit one out of the park with this amp. The clean channel has an amazing amount of headroom, and does have the tope end "chime" that Vox is kown for. The high gain channel does a phenomenal job of a hard rock tone. If you are looking for a wall of sound, plexi type sound you can definitely get it here. The tight switch also adds further versatility, giving a bit more bite, but I've found that pairing the night train with a rangemaster style treble booster produces a sound just out of this world. Lastly, I appriate that the master volume can tame this amp to bedroom levels (still quite loud), but the night train is meant to be heard loud and in a large space. it love's to be cranked!