I guess I should say "most" people don't buy it for the clean tone, although it is amazing I feel like it is marketed as more of a "dirty" amp, or the SVTs little brother that's easier to push into a power tube distortion. The point I'm trying to make is it's going to be plenty of volume for most people (out of the right cab/s). There is even plenty of clean headroom on tap with the volume dimed and using the gain as a volume control for me. I do run through a SVT410HE and a SVT1510HE though. on a side note, I was never a fan of fuzz until I ran a big muff through the V-4B. So much dynamic and articulation that I was never able to get out of any of my solid state amps!