I’m an acoustic player that knows just enough about electric guitars to add a little color to my recordings with a Tele I built from a kit, so maybe I just don’t know enough about good vs bad tone to discern the difference... That being said, I’m totally digging the tone and versatility of my newly acquired all original 1982 Fender Concert 1x12 (in near mint condition, too!)! I was hoping to find an amp that could handle small-medium gigs with a master volume that would allow me to achieve a nice breakup tone at room levels as well. This amp (to my ears) seems perfect for that. The general consensus on the Rivera Concerts seems to be that the clean channel is just so-so, and the drive channel is useless. That sure hasn’t been my experience so far. To me the clean channel sounds pretty much like every other Fender clean tone, and I quite like the drive channel as well. The master volume very effectively allows me to achieve anything from clean to lots of overdrive at room volume for recording. Some of the overdriven tones I was able to dial in sound more like British Vox tones them something I’d expect to come out of Fender. The mid boost is also a neat feature. All in all, I’m very pleased with this amp, and I don’t understand why so many people can’t stand the Fender Concerts. Am I just too out of touch with the tone world to tell the difference?