Wow, I had the total oppose experience as Blind Walker above…although, I bought the 007 combo (10 inch speaker). I wanted a smaller tube to practice at home and was down in in to a Portland, Oregon for work and went in to a store to check out the smallest vox tube….then I tried this amp…this amp is the best amp I have ever heard....bought it right away. You don’t need pedals, it just sounds awesome, I mean awesome. I can’t believe it. Even at really, really low volumes. I am not sure what they did, modeling in there or what? Not sure of the higher watt amps, but this thing sounds so sweat. It has an amp slave output and I plugged it into my effects return of my Peavey Delta blues…and omg. Done, it was unbelievable with both of them. Again, I can only speak for the 007 combo, and I only have to fender guitars (two, not twenty), but this is the best amp I have heard without pedals, and you don't need them….all I can say, simple, and just sounds great. It does not have reverb, btw...I think the higher watts do.