I'm surprised to hear all the talk about JC-120s. Those are big, powerful clean amps that sound great clean and take pedals like a champ. I think I could make almost any guitar sound decent into one of those. I've seen shows with players taking various guitars into a distortion pedals into JC-120s where they blew the marshalls off the stage. Only reason I can think of that a player would sound bad with that amp is because they can't hear the stage from their hospital bed after putting their back out trying to lift the thing.