I've been looking for a more versatile amp. I love that this one has the ability to switch between the built in effects/different channels. My main concern is playing live; I want as few things as possible such as cables, and different pedals and such. But I am pretty sure I want a tube amp (though i havent made up my mind yet, im just narrowing it down). All I need is a clean channel with maybe some delay/chorus, and a crushing lead channel boosted and gated. 1. How is the high gain tone compared to other amps? What could you compare it to? All I have experience with is my 6505+, and my VK100w. Both with OD in front. I love these crushing gain tones. So how does it compare? I have looked at several videos on youtube, but thats youtube. I want to know from someone that has tried one or own/owned one. 2. Why is it just 40w? Why not 50 or 100w? Can it hang with the other amps in a loud band practice/live show? (I also have a 100w boss katana combo and that can definitly hang....at least on the 100w setting I havent tried much on the 50w) Bonus question: do the majority of small bar type venues have a PA and mic up cabs anyways nowadays?. Because if they do, I may as well just gig with my katana combo and call it a day if they are going to mic it... For anyone wondering I will be using this with my 4x12 mesa cab. Thanks.