Owners of Pearls unite! We are the ones who have discovered boutique tone at NOT boutique prices! Super versatile, well-built, tele-loving, AC30 variant... but oh so much more. It's the highly-active EQ & Voicing switch that gives you such a wide range of tones... Ac30/Matchless/BadCat, Dr Z, Marshall, Blackface... you can wring reasonable facsimiles of all with the right guitar, EQ, and Voicing switch. It's not quite like the Vox Modelers in that regard, but if ever there was a "tube modeler" (but a REAL AMP... no computers, COSM, or any of that stuff inside), the Black Pearl is it. Since buying my Pearl, I have been thru several amps, including a Fender SuperSonic and even a Dr. Z... but nothing has yet matched the fighting skill of my Black Pearl. I'm not one to say "I'll never sell it"... because history has told me there's ALWAYS a chance... but the Black Pearl might just be my "desert island amp" (well, that and a bottle o' rum!) Everytime I turn it on, it brings a smile to my face, and that's what it's all about.