I originally purchased the Night Train 15 and played it for a few weeks, but realized it wasn't exactly what I wanted. It sounded great, but I couldn't crank it and it wasn't versatile enough for live performances. I bought this amp knowing that I would love it though, and it surpassed my expectations. Lots of power and versatility in a small, easy to carry package. It's a two channel, but what you really get is three. The bright channel provides great, warm sounds and if you flip the thick switch, you can get some really cool bluesey tones. The girth channel can handle most of your rock needs. Maybe not enough gain if you're in a Pantera tribute band, but that's not an issue for me. The effects loop and foot switch (not included) are a big plus for live gigs. Over all it's a solid performing head at a great price.