I'm going to chime in here and you guys are going to fry me but I'm learning guitar and will probably buy this amp.
57 YO. Played drums for 50 years. Pro sound for 30 years. I do pro sound for festivals and bars in the Seattle area.
I'm a software architect and love new toys. I used analog audio forever. I started using the Software Audio Console for
live sound and live recording. Every old school sound guy said lollipop. The virtual audio stuff sucks, They are wrong.
Last year I added a Mackie dl1608 wireless iPad mixer to my rig for festivals. At the end of the day, the bands from last
year ( 50 or so) loved the sound. They loved I could wander the stage with them getting it right. Audiences come up to me and say
"that sounded more like the record than any show I've heard."
I no longer own any analog outboard gear or mixers. I never let a guitar player crank a 100 Watt amp on my stage.
I never let a drummer kill the band. Most of my guitar players use small amps or pedal boards only and monitor through
in-ears or decent stage monitors.
Any guitar player or sound guys that says these new devices suck, does not realize their potential and does not realize
the audience does not know or care. They know a good guitar player when they hear it. They don't give a lollipop how the amp sounds.
Time to move on guys. Embrace this new stuff. Have fun with it and learn some new stuff.
I tell myself this every day now.
Don't get me wrong. This is a commentary about old gear vs. new gear, not players...about new stuff vs old tubes.
Yes, i love a pure tube sound but that was then. This is now.
Thanks for listening. I welcome your comments.