As a huge fan of the clean tones of The Smiths I wanted to create the same clean base sound. You get that instantly with the Twin Reverb. My vibrato channel breaks up/distorts quite often though. That's a shame because that's the other great thing about the Twin Reverb, the spring reverb and the vibrato. I will get it fixed in the near future. So, final verdict: great for clean play (check out Cobain and others to see the distortion possibilities), has a lot of volume and awesome reverb. May be a bit to much for the bedroom guitar hero, but not a show stopper.