The preamp is a Faux Suhr Badger Amp(hence Taxidea Taxus =north american Badger) Used with a Digitech CabDry vr pedal. Plugged straight in the my audio interface and recorded using Reason, a very wide variety of guitar /amp speaker sounds can be produced. The guitar being used is a modified Squire mini Strat with aftermarket pickups, 2 dimarzios and in the neck a Seymour Duncan mini Les Paul. I'd say imho the sound created is far above its price range. I like cheap, I also like non cookie cutter sounds for my vanity projects, I mean the projects never level the bedroom and everything is temporary or as my nihilist friend would say, "everything is disposable".