Well, I am pretty much a solid Fender amp guy, due to the fact Inlike to play blues, jazz, and my DRRI just works great for that purpose. However in the constant pedal search to make my DRRI sound like a Marshall for some songs, mostly classic rock stuff, I was getting frustrated. So today I bought a Marshall DSL 40CR. I have to admit, it sounds great! Just like a Marshall, or the Marshall sound that was in my head. I had been holding out for a JCM 800 combo, but this amp really suprised me. The clean channel has a plexi feel to it, and if it is pushed with my JHS Morning Glory, it really feels like the woman tone Clapton used. The gain stage for the classic channel is pretty much JCM territory, and there is another lead channel that could handle classic metal easily. Quite an amp for the money.