I own this head, and I run it through a Marshall cab. It is sick, I've never had a tube amp so I cant compare it to that, but compared to Line 6 and Crate, it blows other cheap amps out of the water. From day one when I got it like 4 years ago, its been my sound. The reason I love mine so much is because not too many other people have it and its a unique sound, I dont have the same rehashed sound as every other kid in town with a Line 6. It has a mean overdrive channel, and an X mode that blows you away. I love this amp and it keeps me goin when I play. I play mostly metal, so the clean channel works perfect for me, so I'm not looking for too much out of it.