Holy crap! Gigged this little smoker last night for the first time. It. Will. Not. Be. The. Last. Ran it on 20 watts most of the night, for the headroom. It kept up with the drummer for most of the night.... Just not always clean. That's okay, it sounded great all night! I played with the 3 watt setting some too and really enjoyed that as well. 1/2 watt on stage? Fuggetabouddit! I meant to try the direct out, but forgot until we were already playing and never slowed down long enough to go dig out another cord. So touch sensitive... And so fat, warm, articulate. But, also on the verge of exploding at any minute, in a really, really fun way. I really enjoyed working this amp from my guitar. Clean, it sounds like a nice, warm, fat tweed Fender. Which is good, because that's what I normally play! LOL . But, it also feels like it's about to run away from you at any minute. It feels like there's some Rock and Roll that just wants to pop out of the amp at any second! I am a Blues guy, I play West Coast stuff, a lot of Chicago stuff and some Texas style stuff... I am a lower gain guy most of the time. Last night I was pushing the limits. LOL. I was rocking it up quite a bit, and having a lot of fun with it! Last night was actually the first time I've plugged pedals into my amp. For the most part, I didn't need them. But, I am a little bit of a reverb junky. I like a little drip, and my C-bread Topanga is a fixture. So, it was on most of the night. I stomped on one of my newest loves, the Love Pedal Super Sic Tone.... and it was super sick! Ran the Clyde Deluxe Wah a bunch, the Drybell Vibe Machine and the Alexander Equilibrium from time to time as well. But, really, probably coulda done the whole night without any pedals and been perfectly happy. The pedals were there just for some fun. I ran the amp with the treble dialed back just a hair, but most controls near the middle. After the initial fire up and treble tuning, I didn't really touch the amp much the rest of the night. I fiddled with the Tilt once or twice, the Gain a few times and the Master Volume. I forgot to break out the foot pedal and never hit the Boost, but it woulda been fun in a few places. It was a jam, so there were varying lineups. A couple of guys played through the Origin and everyone was really happy with it. Like I said, clean it sounds like a warm, fat tweed Fender. It sounds a lot bigger than it is. Breaking up, it sounds like all those classic late sixties, early seventies tones I grew up on. Very JTM-ish, but pushing into that Plexi grind. I described it as a stinging like a bee, not buzzy, but grind and crunch that cuts through nicely. We played everything from Kenny Burrell to ZZ Top last night and this amp pulled it off! Running warm, overdriven rhythm stuff was a lot of fun as well, got that big, soft compression thing going that sat so sweetly in the mix. Never thought I'd be a Marshall guy. But, I love this little bastard!