The more i use the Ashdown amp the more i love its sound. It is a better amp than my SVTCL head as it gives me a clearer more defined rock sound. I have also found that with the footswitch i can add the sub harmonizer effect to thicken the sound even more and add a bit more grunt.This is handy when the guitarist is playing a solo and i need to fill the band sound out a bit more. I am very happy with my switch to Ashdown, still using the Ampeg cabs which are also fine. I also use a second footswitch to turn the tube drive off so to go all solid state for more clean funky type sounds . Tuner set up via the mute output for silent tuning on stage, now i know why U2 Adam Clayton raves about these amps !!