Nothing against Quilter, just here to express healthy skepticism of the hype train that seems to follow these solid state amps, as I would with any other thread that starts like this did. What can I say....if you don't think that there are companies use shill advertising tactics on this here forum, as well as practically every other forum and review platform out there, you are a naive, overly trusting person and likely having your own mental perceptions manipulated by folks that prey upon those that trusting folks that dare not question the status quo and information they are fed on the internet. Here we have a thread that starts with Shill Marketing 101 approach of asking a question to generate interest in a product, followed by several posters that follow chiming in to say how great it is. I'm not making this up, it's a common tactic, as is hooking up forum posters that have high presence with free gear in return for praising their product online. I'm not sure that's what is happening here, it could be coincidence, yet vetting with some healthy skepticism is actually to your own benefit. What I do note with Quilter is excessive hype with ridiculous claims like how a solid state amp is a great pedal platform (slam that front end with your boost pedal, sounds just like a tube amp!), or that it can do edge of breakup tones controlled by picking dynamics or guitar volume, just like a pushed tube amp. A solid state amp does not respond like pushed, soft clipping power tubes, period. Power section of a solid state amp does not soft clip. The tone manipulation must come from the preamp, and preamp emulations of pushed power tubes are a far cry from the real McCoy. Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks this way, as the vast majority of gigging players still use tube amps, despite the added weight, maintenance headaches, etc. I've played a Quilter, and it sounded like a nicely voiced solid state amp with a transparent limiter on the front end. No more, no less. I also note that Quilter sponsors a lot of players that are not widely known outside of Internet forums, which shows that they value people with a higher profile on internet forums as having ability to generate sales. If not, they wouldn't invest their money in these relatively lesser known players, like Tommy Harkenrider. Did Surfer Joe buy that amp at the store? No doubt Quilter is very much in touch with internet forum discussion, just like any other seller in this industry. It doesn't take a "troll army" to sway internet discussion, just a few posters, a VPN helps, too. If anybody is curious about Quilters, I don't blame you, I was too. Go try for yourself and let your own ears decide. Just don't expect to be able to slam the front end with boost and have it react just like a tube amp, or for it to do edge of breakup tones like a tube amp, because it is a solid state amp, no more no less.