I've never played one, but for some reason my foggy memory of the 80s thinks TE was all about solid state, ultra-clean, hi-fi tone. I dunno why I thought that, I just did. Now, in the clarity of my advanced years, I'm reading about mondo tube heads and such. Yeah, they can be clean and everything, but it's just not the impression I had of the line. Is Trace known for a particular sound, like Ampeg is, and GK, etc...?