I guess I could see that but not in a bad way. It is a nice compliment to the GK itself. It definitely has a bit more of an 'old school' tone or less 'hifi'. Whatever you want to call it. Personally I don't care for the 'hifi' sound. As much as I harp on the evils of amps I think when you have to play at volumes where you need more than the support the GK can offer by itself that amplified sound becomes part of your sound. I want my amplified sound to be big, fat, and warm.