Incredible, clean, and loud! Packs a punch. Most don't use the bright switch, but I think the dark switch neuters this amp. There are some high freqs, but that can be solved with your guitar tone knob or an eq pedal. I use pedals for gain, and a reverb pedal, which are a must, as this amp is a no-frills style, but it is the clearest palette for pedals in the price range. (Cool tremolo too).