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Basically a clone of a Matchless dc30. Clearly, at a tenth of the price of the amp which inspired it, you're not going to get the same quality, but as my first entry into the world of tube amps and with a horribly limited budget, I am overjoyed with my purchase. It's loud enough to gig with and seems pretty solid. It has 2 channels, with an fx loop for each, which is handy, although the lack of a footswitch may put some off. The clean channel sounds great and with the master volume fairly low and channel volume up, you can start to push the tubes into gently breaking up, which is quite nice. The overdrive channel has not got eq in the traditional sense, but instead uses a 6 position tone control, from mild to ballsy overdrive. This is not a high gain amp, but the clean channel takes pedals really well and you can pretty much get as much distortion as you like if that's the way you want to go and with the master volume up, this thing is loud enough to wake the dead. All in all you get a lot of bang for your buck and as a first tube amp you could do a lot worse.