The super sonic sounds great imo. Very nice amp with very attractive drive channel... On the other hand, the effects loop didn't work particularly well for adding delay on the two ss22s I've tried..... If you are into a more fluent fusion style lead or some of that 80's hair stuff, you will absolutely need a digital delay to get you there, and that's what mainly turned me off on the super sonic. I was not able to get a nice and smooth lead sound from the effects loop; to me it sounded as if the loop was not actually after the pre-amp stage . That aside the amp also was a bit stiffer and tighter in response than a deluxe reverb, which I guess is how they get the dirt channel to be as tight as it is. The deluxe just feels so much more natural to play. But imo the reverb quickly drowns the tone of the drri, making for an unclear and undefined sound, so careful on that reverb knob... at 2-3 you are already getting what the ss22 will give you on max. personally I would pick a deluxe reverb and get a nice distortion pedal and delay.. That will give you a very versatile setup and a darn good sounding one too.