I play metal with the little bro of the 1001RB, the 700RB. It's a great amp with plenty of juice. Couldn't imagine using the 1001! Mine is paired with GK Neo 410s to use their bi-amp system, and I love the way the amps and cabs sound. Good luck with your search!
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