So far I really like it. Its nice and compact and sounds really good and gets much louder than I expected (all though can still be very quiet.) The #1 thing I had to do was cut the treble down and definitely turn the bright switch off, the JC amps are really bright and that made a huge difference for me. I like that I can actually use my neck humbucker and its not muddy at all, which is nice. So far, I've had really good luck with my overdrive and distortion pedals, delay sounds great in the FX loop, and using a boost pedal made a world of difference too. Brought the whole amp to life with the boost. I haven't tested any fuzz pedals with it yet, but my guess some could be really good if you dial it in certain ways. Maybe try cutting the treble like I said, its really easy to drown out the sound on the JC because its so bright.