When I set out to buy a new amp recently, I tried allot of different makes and sizes. Being that I am not in a band at the moment, I decided a 50 watt combo would more than suit my needs. After trying them all just about, I settled on the Valveking 112. It was a great choice for many reasons. First off, the value. Where else can you find an all tube guitar amp for under 500 dollars. Secondly, the sound from this amp is just awesome. It has just the right amounts of gain for me, probably not for metal heads though. The clean channel is, dare I say, Fenderesque! I did change my speaker to an Eminence Texas Heat, largely because I like a little more low end thud in my tone. The amp was terrific with the stock speaker, but the Eminence elevated it to the next level. All I can say is, this is a wonderful amp. If I ever play in a band again, I will get the 212 or even the half stack. Peavey makes great gear, you do not have to break the bank for a great amp. Buy it, you will not regret it!