I just brought home a Vox AC30C2 and I'm just starting to feed pedals into it. I now have a whole new level of appreciation for the FD2. CompCut mode work amazingly well with this amp to drive its pre-amp tubes into OD. Soft touch gets you bell-like cleans and a strong pick attack brings out serious OD (and of a nature I don't get from just running the pre-amp WOT). Running it 9V via battery right now instead of my usual 18V from a DC Brick.