I can't go into all kinds of technical descriptions about lows, mids, and highs but, I can tell you, that after having tried out everything out there in the 30 to 50 watt range, this amp was the hands down winner. It is very simple to use however, when you turn a knob, you actually hear a difference in what comes out. As for power, I tried it out at the 7 watt setting with the volume turned up to about 11. My son comes running downstairs and asks if I can turn the volume down because the "house is shaking." With the class A design, this thing is a beast and is plenty loud enough for most gigging locations! Beyond that, it just sounds great! My other amps sound like toys in comparison . The crunch on this thing is awesome and the clean channel is pristine! I would have liked to get a reverb on it but, it wouldn't have stopped me from buying it much less, recommending it to someone. If you buy this amp, I am sure you will be happy. One last thing I have to mention, this was the first item I have ever purchased from Sweetwater. I was extremely happy with their knowledge, the fact that they had it in stock, and their friendly service. I ordered it around 11:30 AM and had it sent to my office. It arrived the next day around 1:00pm with no cost for shipping. They then followed up with an email asking if I was happy with my purchase, and if everything arrived ok and met my expectations. How is that for customer service?!