This is Mesa's attempt to mate a fender clean with a marshally dirty. First off the bass and treble response on both channels is more fender than marshally, but that's not a bad thing. It has shared EQ like a Soldano, but it works well for both channels somehow. Also, you can kick the drive channel from 2 input Marshall JMP crunch into a hot-rodded 800 mode that splits the difference between the old Mesa Mark series lead tone and an 80s hair band thing. I really liked the electradyne overall but not enough to buy one. I believe it has been replaced in the Mesa line by the more refined and feature laden Royal Atlantic 100. I am sure the RA100 is awesome but I liked how easy it was to navigate the electra's control panel and quickly dial in clean and dirty tones that were very familiar in feel and timbre. I have never heard any complaints about the electradyne's reliability so I highly recommend this amp for guys who much switch channels but don't need ridiculous gain and want a good clean sound too.