I've owned lots of amplifiers over the years—tube, solid-state and hybrids. This amp is amazing! It has two channels, both with individual (5, 10, and 25W) attenuators. This allows breakup at lower volumes, which in-turn offers less ear fatigue when just wanting to practice. It also comes with a four-switch pedal. I have many great FX pedals, but I love just plugging straight into this from time-to-time. It really has a great, warm—yet serious no BS tone all by itself!