My gut instinct would be yes..... The black pearl is pretty loud, and it has a choke, that increases the perceived headroom. It has, IMO a pretty impressive headroom, and the red fang alnico speakers, at a very impressive 103db sensitivity, really help there. My struggle is the other way..... how to max out the dirt I get from it as cleans aren't what I shoot for. I think it has more headroom than my Orange RV50 clean channel. That said, if you dislike hairy cleans, you might want to try before you buy to avoid disappointment. Do you have examples of amps that have failed/succeeded in your current setting?